Type packetstorm
Reporter Janek Vind aka waraxe
Modified 2004-05-07T00:00:00


{ [waraxe-2004-SA#027] }  
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{ [ Once again - critical vulnerabilities in PhpNuke 6.x - 7.2 ] }  
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Author: Janek Vind "waraxe"  
Date: 05. May 2004  
Location: Estonia, Tartu  
Web: http://www.waraxe.us/index.php?modname=sa&id=27  
Affected software description:  
Php-Nuke is a popular freeware content management system, written in php by  
Francisco Burzi. This CMS (Content Management System) is used on many thousands  
websites, because it's freeware, easy to install and has broad set of features.  
Homepage: http://phpnuke.org  
A. Full path disclosure:  
A1 - unsanitaized user submitted variable "show" can triger standard php error messages,  
revealing full path to script - information, needed for potential hacker.  
Example: make http request like this:  
and error message appears:  
Warning: Division by zero in D:\apache_wwwroot\nuke72\modules\Downloads\index.php on line 797  
B. Cross-site scripting aka XSS:  
XSS can be used for cookie stealing, and because in PhpNuke authentication-related information  
is stored in cookies, account's hijacking and ID spoof can happen.  
B1 - XSS through unsanitaized user submitted variable "ttitle":  
http://localhost/nuke72/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=ratedownload&lid=0&ttitle=[xss code here]  
http://localhost/nuke72/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=ratedownload&lid=0&ttitle=<body onload=document.title=1337>  
B2 - XSS through unsanitaized user submitted variable "sid":  
http://localhost/nuke72/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewsdownload&sid=[xss code here]  
C. Sql injection:  
C1 - noncritical sql injection through unsanitaized user submitted variable "orderby":  
C3 - critical sql injection through unsanitaized user submitted variable "sid":  
Let's look at original code from "nuke72/modules/Downloads/index.php" line 901:  
SELECT lid, url, title, description, date, hits, downloadratingsummary, totalvotes,  
totalcomments, filesize, version, homepage  
FROM ".$prefix."_downloads_downloads  
WHERE sid=$sid  
order by $orderby  
limit $min,$perpage  
Oops, "$sid" variable is unquoted in sql query. Scary...  
What, if we request something like:  
Cool - admin's username and password's md5 hash in plaintext :)  
Have a nice day!  
Greets to Raido Kerna and to all bugtraq readers in Estonia! Tervitused!  
Special greets to http://www.gamecheaters.us staff!  
Janek Vind "waraxe"  
Homepage: http://www.waraxe.us/  
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