WSO2 Carbon 4.4.5 - Local File Inclusion







[+] Credits: John Page aka HYP3RLINX

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[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


Ws02Carbon v4.4.5

WSO2 Carbon is the core platform on which WSO2 middleware products are
built. It is based on Java OSGi technology, which allows
components to be dynamically installed, started, stopped, updated, and
uninstalled, and it eliminates component version conflicts.
In Carbon, this capability translates into a solid core of common
middleware enterprise components, including clustering, security,
logging, and monitoring, plus the ability to add components for specific
features needed to solve a specific enterprise scenario.

Vulnerability Type:
Local File Inclusion (LFI)

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

An authenticated user can download configuration files in the filesystem
via downloadArchivedLogFiles operation in LogViewer admin service.
The request to the admin service accepts a file path relative to the carbon
log file directory (i.e. <WSO2_PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/logs)
hence can access any file in the file system.


Example: accessing the registry.xml file via Local File Inclusion exposes
the MySQL passwords.

<dbConfig name="mysql-db">

Exploit code(s):

LFI to read Database creds, truststore key file, web.xml etc...

1) Read MySQL creds

2) Read MySQL creds

3) Access Truststore Key file.

4) Read web.xml

Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: May 6, 2016
Vendor Acknowledgement: May 6, 2016
Vendor Fix / Customer Alerts: June 30, 2016
August 12, 2016  : Public Disclosure

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

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