Synology Disk Station Code Execution / Cross Site Request Forgery / Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter Rodrigo Rubira Branco
Modified 2010-09-28T00:00:00


                                            `Check Point Software Technologies - Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT)  
Web commands injection through FTP Login in Synology Disk Station  
Synology Inc develops high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Synology's goal   
is to deliver user-friendly storage solutions and solid customer service to satisfy the needs of businesses, home offices, individual users and   
The disk station product provided by Synology as Network Attached Storage is vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities including the possibility of   
remote command execution via CSRF (Cross Site Request Forging) through FTP login console. The FTP server is provided as a configurable service   
through web interface which provides backend access to manage the disks station. The problem occurs in the FTP logging mechanism together with the   
admin interface used to view those logs. The FTP console input in the form username and password gets logged in the web application interface.   
This problem was confirmed in the following versions of Synology Disk Station, other versions may be also affected.  
Synology Disk Station 2.x  
Synology issued an update for this vulnerability in the release DSM3.0-1337.  
CVSS Scoring System  
The CVSS score is: 9.5  
Base Score: 10  
Temporal Score: 9.5  
We used the following values to calculate the scores:  
Base score is: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C  
Temporal score is: E:F/RL:U/RC:C  
There are four steps for exploitation, specified here together with the identified problem:  
1. The attacker can inject malicious input from the FTP login console. As the authentication credentials are inappropriate the FTP authentication   
module generates error and the requisite input is logged in to the web interface of the disk station.  
2. Secondly the FTP logging module is not designed appropriately and the content comes from the FTP login console is directly placed into the log   
window without verification of the Content-Type parameter. The content is allowed to be rendered as HTML, Script etc. An attacker can inject   
malicious HTML tags, DOM calls, third part y scripts, CSRF calls that gets executed in the context of logged in account which is administering it.  
3. Usually log mechanism is handled by the admin account. The chances of code execution and injection fulfillment are high within full privileges   
as of administrator. So any code injected by the attacker becomes persistent in most of the cases and remain there for execution. Moreover CSRF   
code with malicious calls can be executed without user interaction.  
4. Attacker has to be well versed in directory structure of the disk station manager so that injections can be made according to that and further   
operations can be performed. The FTP servers accept username string upto 80-100 characters which is good enough to craft injections to get the   
things done The scripts can be inserted from local domain or LAN or third party source to inject arbitrary code.  
Connected to  
220 Disk Station FTP server at DiskStation ready.  
User ( "/><script>alert("Check Point VDT"</script>  
331 Password required for "/><script>alert("Check Point VDT"</script>  
530 Login incorrect.  
Login failed.  
ftp> Invalid command.  
ftp> bye  
421 Timeout (300 seconds): closing control connection.  
In order to determine the size of the allowed input string, we can do:  
Connected to  
220 Disk Station FTP server at DiskStation ready.  
530 Login incorrect.  
Login failed.  
ftp> Invalid command.  
ftp> bye  
421 Timeout (300 seconds): closing control connection.  
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Rodrigo Rubira Branco from Check Point Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and Aditya  
K. Sood from Secniche.  
Best Regards,  
Rodrigo Rubira Branco  
Senior Security Researcher  
Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT)  
Check Point Software Technologies