WebWasherCONNECT.txt

2005-01-29T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:35947
Type packetstorm
Reporter Oliver Karow
Modified 2005-01-29T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `WebWasher Classic - HTTP CONNECT weakness  
=========================================  
  
WebWasher Classic  
=================  
  
WebWasher Classic is a well known HTTP-URL/Popup/Script filtering proxy  
which   
is free for non commercial use.  
WebWasher Classic supports two modes, a client mode, where it only works for  
the local machine (bound to localhost) and a server mode, where it serves as  
a network proxy (bound to 0.0.0.0).  
  
  
Weakness  
========  
  
If running in server mode, it is possible to connect from remote to tcp  
ports  
listening on 127.0.0.1 of the WebWasher system. This is an design flaw,  
because CONNECT requests to localhost should be denied.   
It also may be possible to bypass accesslists of firewalls, protecting the   
WebWasher system.  
  
  
Version  
=======  
  
WebWasher Classic v3.3 and v.2.2.1 on Windows platform.  
Other platforms were not tested, but may also be affected.  
  
  
Exploiting/PoC  
==============  
  
  
1) Start a netcat listener on the WebWasher system:  
netcat -L -p 99 -s 127.0.0.1 < hallo.txt  
2) Connect to the WebWasher proxy port (default 8080/tcp)  
3) Enter command "CONNECT 127.0.0.1:99 HTTP/1.0"  
  
As a result, content of hallo.txt will appear.  
  
  
Vendor:  
=======  
  
http://www.webwasher.com  
(Webwasher belongs to CyberGuard)  
  
  
Discovered  
==========  
by oliver karow  
http://www.oliverkarow.de/research/WebWasherCONNECT.txt  
  
  
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