TYPO3 Extension ke_questionnaire 2.5.2 Information Disclosure

Type packetstorm
Reporter redteam-pentesting.de
Modified 2014-12-01T00:00:00


                                            `Advisory: Information Disclosure in TYPO3 Extension ke_questionnaire  
The TYPO3 extension ke_questionnaire stores answered questionnaires in a  
publicly reachable directory on the webserver with filenames that are  
easily guessable.  
Product: ke_questionnaire   
Affected Versions: 2.5.2 (possibly all versions)  
Fixed Versions: unknown  
Vulnerability Type: Information Disclosure  
Security Risk: medium  
Vendor URL: http://kequestionnaire.kennziffer.com/  
Vendor Status: notified  
Advisory URL: https://www.redteam-pentesting.de/advisories/rt-sa-2014-009  
Advisory Status: published  
CVE: CVE-2014-8874  
CVE URL: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-8874  
"The TYPO3 extension kequestionnaire allows to easily and quickly create  
and evaluate individual questionnaires online in any TYPO3 website."  
(translated from the official website of ke_questionnaire)  
More Details  
Files containing the answered questionnaires are stored in the  
"typo3temp" directory within the TYPO3 installation. As the source code  
of the ke_questionnaire extension shows, the filename of an answered  
questionnaire is solely based on the questionnaire ID and the user ID of  
the user who created the questionnaire.  
Source code (shortened):  
function init() {  
$this->temp_file = \  
function createSchedulerTask(){  
$myVars = $GLOBALS['BE_USER']->getSessionData('tx_kequestionnaire');  
$file_path = PATH_site.'typo3temp/'.$this->temp_file;  
A valid URL that returns the answers to a questionnaire could look like  
the following:  
Proof of Concept  
Using the tool wfuzz[1] it is possible to search for answers to  
questionnaires on a TYPO3 site that employs ke_questionnaire:  
$ python wfuzz.py -c -z range,14000-15000 -z range,1-10 --hc 301 \  
The webserver config should deny access to answered questionnaire files,  
for example by adding an .htaccess file that limits access to  
tx_kequestionnaire_* files (this may hinder online evaluation of the  
No official fix available.  
Security Risk  
Depending on the questions in the questionnaire the answered  
questionnaires may contain personal information including participants'  
full names, addresses and so on. The risk therefore strongly depends on  
the information supplied in the questionnaires. Since this information  
will at least often contain email addresses, it is rated as at least a  
medium risk.  
2014-04-21 Vulnerability identified  
2014-04-30 Customer approved disclosure to vendor  
2014-05-13 Vendor notified  
2014-05-20 Vendor works with TYPO3 security team on a fix  
2014-06-15 Vendor releases updated version which according to them  
does not fix the issue  
2014-10-08 TYPO3 security team says the issue is still unresolved  
2014-11-04 Vendor continues to release updated versions, no response  
whether the security issue is fixed  
2014-11-14 CVE number assigned  
2014-12-01 Advisory released  
[1] https://code.google.com/p/wfuzz/  
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