DotNetNuke DNNarticle Module 11 - Directory Traversal

EDB-ID:

44414


Platform:

Windows

Published:

2018-04-06

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01. ### Advisory Information ###
Title: Directory Traversal Vulnerability in DNNarticle module
Date published: n/a
Date of last update: n/a
Vendors contacted: zldnn.com
Discovered by: Esmaeil Rahimian
Severity: Critical

02. ### Vulnerability Information ###

OVE-ID: CVE-2018-9126.

03. ### Introduction ###

DNN Article is not only a powerful module to enable post and manage
articles, but also provides total solutions for content management. Content
such as articles, news, announcements, product catalogs, etc can be
organized into unlimited levels of categories. New content can be moderated
before published. The administrator can assign roles as moderator. Also an
email can be sent when new content is added. Visitors can make comment and
rating. They can also agree or disagree an article.  The product supports
common features of DotNetNuke module such as localization, portable
interface, search, Syndication etc. It can integrate with Twitter,
Facebook, Google Map, Windows Live Writer and DotNetNuke Journal to provide
more powerful functions for your portals.   DNNArticle is an extendable
system. There are several sub modules shipped with DNNArticle standard
edition to provide rich and attractive look and feel experiences. There are
also several optional sub modules that provide more features. And the
number of optional sub modules is growing continually. There are also
several applications based on DNNArticle such as DNNArticle Blog and
DNNArticle Product. DNNArticle fully supports template and CSS theme. This
feature provides more flexibility for users to build more attractive user
interface.

zldnn.com

04. ### Vulnerability Description ###

The DNNArticle module 11 for DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) allows remote
attackers to read the web.config file, and consequently
discover database credentials, via the /GetCSS.ashx/?CP=%2fweb.config URI.


05. ### Technical Description / Proof of Concept Code ###
desktopmodules/DNNArticle/GetCSS.ashx/?CP=%2fweb.config&smid=512&portalid=3
with this link the attacker can see the web.config file and find DB name
and see the user name and passwords of DB

06. ###  Affected Product Code Base ###
DnnArticle Module for DotNet Nuke - 11
Affected Component:
DNNArticle Module
[Attack Type]
Remote
[Impact Information Disclosure]
True
[Attack Vectors]
Attacker can see the web.config file that contain critical information
06. ### Credits ###

SecureHost[Research Team] - www.securehost.co

This vulnerability has been discovered by:
Esmaeil Rahimian - [www.securehost.co] - Rahimian(at)SecureHost(dot)co