phpDenora 1.4.6 - Multiple SQL Injections

EDB-ID:

18516

CVE:



Platform:

PHP

Published:

2012-02-23

                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                             
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# Title    : phpDenora <= 1.4.6 Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
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# Author   : P. de Brouwer - KnickLighter
#                            @knickz0r
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#            NLSecurity    - www.nlsecurity.org
#                            info@nlsecurity.org
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# Dork     : intext:"Powered by phpDenora"
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# Software : phpDenora <= 1.4.6
#            http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpdenora/files/phpDenora/1.4.6/
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# Vendor   : Denorastats
#            www.denorastats.org
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# Date     : 2012-02-23
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+ -- --=[ 0x01 - Software description

phpDenora is the Web Frontend to the Denora Stats Server and
provides a complete, nice looking and solid Interface featu-
ring detailed network, channel and user statistics, graphic-
al outputs, multilanguage and template systems, all by foll-
owing modern web standards.

+ -- --=[ 0x02 - Vulnerability description

In this software, there are multiple SQL Injection vulnerab-
ilities in the file  "line.php". Although the variables seem
to be partially filtered with the use of htmlspecialchars(),
practice has proven that these parts are vulnerable.

+ -- --=[ 0x03 - Impact

The impact of this vulnerability should be considered a high
risk as attackers have the ability to manipulate the databa-
se and eventually take over the machine that is running this
software.

+ -- --=[ 0x04 - Affected versions

Although there was a security release of the software on the
13th of December in 2011, there were no vulnerability detai-
ls disclosed on the website of the vendor. Supposedly all v-
ersions up to 1.4.6  are considered  to be vulnerable as the
issues have been fixed in version 1.4.7.

+ -- --=[ 0x05 - Vendor contact trail

Contact from our side has not been made to the vendor as the
issues had already been fixed in version 1.4.7 but the vend-
or did not disclose the vulnerability details.

+ -- --=[ 0x06 - Proof of Concept (PoC)

Here is a part of the code (line 74-81):

  // Get start date
  $start['year'] = isset($_GET['sy']) ? htmlspecialchars($_GET['sy']) : date('Y');
  $start['month'] = isset($_GET['sm']) ? htmlspecialchars($_GET['sm']) : date('m');
  $start['day'] = isset($_GET['sd']) ? htmlspecialchars($_GET['sd']) : date('d');
  // Get end date
  $end['year'] = isset($_GET['ey']) ? htmlspecialchars($_GET['ey']) : date('Y');
  $end['month'] = isset($_GET['em']) ? htmlspecialchars($_GET['em']) : date('m');
  $end['day'] = isset($_GET['ed']) ? htmlspecialchars($_GET['ed']) : date('d');

The injections, according to the code start at lines 216 and
218:

  $sidq = sql_query("SELECT `id` FROM $table WHERE year = '".$start['year']."'
          AND month = '".$start['month']."' AND day = '".$start['day']."'");

  $eidq = sql_query("SELECT `id` FROM $table WHERE year = '".$end['year']."' 
          AND month = '".$end['month']."' AND day = '".$end['day']."'");

The result of the injected statements would eventually be r-
eturned to the user whithin a PNG image.

The file that contains the vulnerabilities is located whith-
in the phpDenora folder at:

  /libs/phpdenora/graphs/line.php

An attacker could abuse  this vulnerability by performing an
injection like the following:

  http://example.com/phpdenora/libs/phpdenora/graphs/line.php?
  sm=2&em=11&ey=2011&size=small&sd=6&theme=futura&lang=tr
  &mode=servers&sy=2011&ed=[SQLi]