QCubed 3.1.1 SQL Injection

2021-03-12T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:161759
Type packetstorm
Reporter Wolfgang Hotwagner
Modified 2021-03-12T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `QCubed SQL Injection  
==================  
  
| Identifier: | AIT-SA-20210215-02 |  
| Target: | QCubed Framework |  
| Vendor: | QCubed |  
| Version: | all versions including 3.1.1 |  
| CVE: | CVE-2020-24913 |  
| Accessibility: | Remote |  
| Severity: | Critical |  
| Author: | Wolfgang Hotwagner (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology) |  
  
SUMMARY  
=======  
QCubed is a PHP Model-View-Controller Rappid Application Development framework. (https://github.com/qcubed/qcubed)  
  
VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION  
=========================  
A SQL injection vulnerability in qcubed (all versions including 3.1.1) in profile.php via the strQuery parameter allows an unauthenticated attacker to access the database by injecting SQL code via a crafted POST request. The strQuery parameter of the serialized array in profile.php could lead to a sql-injection. This parameter is used by the PrintExplainStatement which simply concats "EXPLAIN ." with this parameter:  
  
public function ExplainStatement($sql) {  
return $this->Query("EXPLAIN " . $sql);  
}  
  
  
This query will be executed unfiltered.  
  
We were able to write proof-of concept exploit for mysql and postgres. Unfortunately with mysql we were not able to use a stacked-queries-payload and we had to exploit this vulnerability with a timebased approach.  
  
  
VULNERABLE VERSIONS  
===================  
All versions including 3.1.1 are affected.  
  
  
TESTED VERSIONS  
===============  
QCubed 3.1.1  
  
IMPACT  
======  
An unauthenticated attacker could access the database remotely. In worst case scenarios an attacker might be able to execute code on the remote machine  
  
MITIGATION  
==========  
  
A patch was delivered by QCubed that allows to disable the profile-functionality( https://github.com/qcubed/qcubed/pull/1320/files ).  
  
VENDOR CONTACT TIMELINE  
=======================   
  
| 2020-04-19 | Contacting the vendor |  
| 2020-04-19 | Vendor replied |  
| 2020-05-01 | Vendor released a patch at Github |  
| 2021-02-15 | Public disclosure |  
  
ADVISORY URL  
============  
  
[https://www.ait.ac.at/ait-sa-20210215-02-unauthenticated-sql-injection-qcubed](https://www.ait.ac.at/ait-sa-20210215-02-unauthenticated-sql-injection-qcubed)  
  
  
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