Arbitrary File Upload and Code Execution in Accusoft Prizm Content Connect

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-01-14T00:00:00


In the course of our security assessment consulting we often find 0day vulnerabilities and report them to vendors. In this particular case the vendor has unfortunately shown a general disregard for the security risk of this uncovered vulnerability which was originally disclosed privately to them on September 27th 2012. All original deadlines and even their own proposed fix dates have expired, as such we're releasing this advisory so that affected customers can update their WAF/IDS/IPS systems to protect themselves from this obvious vulnerability. We hope the Accusoft team addresses this vulnerability in a patch or upcoming release as soon as possible. This vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2012-5190.

Take care,

Include Security Research Team

Arbitrary File Upload and Execution in Prizm Content Connect default.aspx

Prizm Content Connect web document viewer converts a variety of formats into Adobe Flash objects so that they can be viewed in a web browser. If Prizm Content Connect is configured according to the installation instructions, it will be vulnerable to arbitrary remote code execution.

By default, the Prizm software includes a script called default.aspx which will accept a document parameter that is a remote URL. This script will download the remote document, save it to the server with an attacker-supplied filename extension, and reveal the path to the document on the local filesystem.

Since, in the default configuration, the download path on the local filesystem resides within the web server’s web root, the attacker can cause default.aspx to download a malicious ASPX script and save it with a dangerous .aspx extension. The attacker can then request the ASPX script from the server, causing the server to execute possibly malicious code contained within. Vulnerable versions

This vulnerability was discovered in the following version, but we anticipate other versions to be vulnerable as well: *Prizm Content Connect 5.1

Proof of concept

First, the attacker causes the Prizm Content Connect software to download the malicious ASPX file:

The resulting page discloses the filename to which the ASPX file was downloaded, e.g.:

Document Location: C:\Project\

Full Document Path: C:\Project\ajwyfw45itxwys45fgzomrmv.aspx

Temp Location: C:\tempcache\

The attacker then requests the ASPX shell from the root of the website:

Assigned CVE# CVE-2012-5190