SEC Consult SA-20130417-2 :: HTTP header injection/Cache poisoning in Oracle WebCenter Sites Satellite Server

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-04-22T00:00:00


SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20130417-2 >

          title: HTTP header injection/Cache poisoning in Oracle WebCenter
                 Sites Satellite Server
        product: Oracle WebCenter Sites Satellite Server &#40;former FatWire
                 Satellite Server&#41;

vulnerable version: 7.6.0 Patch1, 7.6.2,, fixed version: Patch information see sections below CVE: CVE-2013-1509 impact: medium homepage: found: 2012-09-17 by: K. Gudinavicius SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab =======================================================================

Vendor description:

FatWire Satellite Server is a predecessor product of Oracle WebCenter Sites Satellite Server.

"Oracle WebCenter Sites Satellite Server enables organizations to deliver segmented, targeted, and dynamically assembled content across global Web properties with rapid response times and intelligent edge caching to optimize and speed the delivery of dynamic Web experiences."


Vulnerability overview/description:

Due to unsanitized user input it is possible to inject arbitrary HTTP header values in certain HTTP responses of the Satellite Server. This can be exploited, for example, to perform session fixation and malicious redirection attacks via the Set-Cookie and the Refresh headers. Moreover, the Satellite Server caches these HTTP responses with the injected HTTP header resulting in all further requests to the same resource being served with the poisoned HTTP response, while these objects remain in cache.

Proof of concept:

An arbitrary header can be injected in the HTTP responses of the downloadable resources. The values of the blobheadername2 and the blobheadervalue2 URL parameters are user controllable. In the following example the Refresh header is injected:

http://fatwire/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=content-type&blobheadername2=Refresh& blobheadervalue1=application/pdf&blobheadervalue2=0;url= blobnocache=false&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1342534304149&ssbinary=true&site=S08

The returned HTTP response will contain the injected Refresh header and its value. Furthermore, the HTTP response will be cached, so the next time users will be accessing the same downloadable resource using the standard URL, they will be affected and redirected using the injected Refresh header value.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:59:04 GMT Refresh: 0;url= Last-Modified: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:54:20 GMT Content-Type: application/pdf Connection: close Content-Length: 772193

Vulnerable / tested versions:

The following installation has been tested: * FatWire Satellite Server 7.6.0 Patch1.

Vendor contact timeline:

2012-11-26: Contacting vendor through 2012-11-26: Vendor response, will investigate issues 2012-11-27: Investigation ongoing, the following ID assigned: S0321206 - ARBITRARY HTTP HEADER INJECTION/CACHE POISONING IN FATWIRE 2013-01-25: S0321206 Issue fixed in main codeline, scheduled for a future CPU 2013-04-12: S0321206 is fixed in upcoming CPU on 2013-04-16 2013-04-16: Oracle releases April 2013 CPU 2013-04-17: Public release of SEC Consult advisory


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