Elcom CommunityManager.NET - Authentication Bypass









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Elcom CommunityManager.NET Auth Bypass Vulnerability - Security Advisory - SOS-10-004
Release Date.                  20-Dec-2010
Last Update.                   -
Vendor Notification Date.      22-Jan-2010
Product.                       Elcom Technology's
Platform.                      IIS with ASP.NET
Affected versions.             v6.7 verified and 
                               possibly others.
Severity Rating.               High
Impact.                        Application "System" user access
Attack Vector.                 Remote without authentication
Solution Status.               Vendor patch
CVE reference.                 Not yet assigned

The web application uses cookie parameters passed via HTTP 
requests to identify which user is logged in. Authentication 
routines can be bypassed by simply appending the below POC 
string to a cookie which already contains a valid ASP.NET 
session ID. The value given to the various cookie parameters 
indicates the specific user ID for the application user the 
attacker wishes to impersonate.

Proof of Concept.
To exploit this vulnerability, simply browse to the software 
to automatically create a valid ASP.NET session ID. Once 
obtained, add the following to the cookie parameter:

; CMLogUserwww2=21; OnlineLearnUserwww2=21

Note that the ID value of "21" in the above instance 
indicates that the user with the user ID of "21" will be 
impersonated. If this user ID is not linked to a user account,
access will not be obtained. Some enumeration or educated
guessing may be required. 

Sense of Security has been advised that Elcom Technology has
patched all versions of CommunityManager.NET and notified all

Discovered by.
Sense of Security Labs.

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