postnukeInclusion.txt

2005-05-27T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:37313
Type packetstorm
Reporter Pokleyzz
Modified 2005-05-27T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Product : Postnuke 0.750 (http://www.postnuke.com)  
Description: Postnuke 0.750 - 0.760rc4 local file inclusion  
Severity: High  
  
Description  
===========  
Postnuke is Web Content Management System written in PHP and using mysql  
as database backend.  
  
Detail  
======  
  
Directory traversal in function pnModFunc  
-----------------------------------------  
  
We have found serious vulnerability which allow any user to view/include   
local file in function pnModFunc. This is due to lack of error checking in   
function pnModFunc when user supply func through index.php. func variable   
will sanitize using pnVarCleanFromInput which will remove any slashes   
before pass to pnModFunc in index.php. This make nullbyte poisoning   
possible. With the help from pnlang directory in Blocks module this   
vulnerability is very easy to exploit. Remote code execution also possible   
with help of 3rd party module which allow image upload or through   
accesible apache log file.  
  
--pnMod.php--  
} else {  
if(file_exists("modules/$modname/pn$type/$func.php"))  
{  
  
require_once("modules/$modname/pn$type/$func.php");<-- THE PROBLEM  
  
return $modfunc($args);  
}  
-------------  
  
Proof of concept  
================  
http://server.com/index.php?module=Blocks&type=lang&func=../../../../../../etc/passwd%00  
  
Fix  
===  
Fix Available from postnuke cvs since 5th May 2005  
  
http://cvs.postnuke.com/viewcvs.cgi/Historic_PostNuke_Library/postnuke-devel/html/includes/pnMod.php.diff?r1=1.47&r2=1.48  
  
http://cvs.postnuke.com/viewcvs.cgi/Historic_PostNuke_Library/postnuke-devel/html/  
index.php.diff?r1=1.39&r2=1.40  
  
Vendor Response  
===============  
3rd May 2005 - Vendor contacted  
4th May 2005 - Vendor Reply  
5th May 2005 - Fix Available  
  
Thanks  
======  
Andreas Krapoh from postnuke for fast response in this issue.  
  
  
  
`