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CodeScan Advisory: Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums v3.4 - Arbitrary File Upload



CodeScan Advisory: Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums v3.4 - Arbitrary File Upload
CodeScan Advisory: Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums v3.4 - Arbitrary File Upload



======================================================================== CodeScan Advisory, codescan.com  
= http://www.codescan.com/Advisories/CodeScanLabs_AvatarMod.html 
= Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums v3.4 -  Arbitrary File Upload
= Vendor Website: 
= http://www.snitzbitz.com/mods/details.asp?Version=All&mid=52 
= Affected Version:
=    Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums v3.4
= Researched By
= Paul Craig  
= Public disclosure on May 18th, 2006
=======================================================================
== Overview =
CodeScan Labs (www.codescan.com), has recently released a new source 
code scanning tool, CodeScan. CodeScan is an advanced auditing tool 
designed to check web application source code for security vulnerabilities.
CodeScan utilises an intelligent source code parsing engine, traversing 
execution paths and tracking the flow of user supplied input.

During the beta testing of CodeScan PHP, the Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz 
Forums was selected as a test case application.

This advisory is the result of research into the security of the 
Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums, based on the report generated by the 
CodeScan tool.

== Affected Versions =
Avatar MOD v1.3 for Snitz Forums v3.4

== Vulnerability Details =
* Arbitrary File Upload * 

The Avatar MOD gives portal administrators the ability to upload avatar 
images to be used within the forum. CodeScan located a file upload 
vulnerability in the avatar_upload.asp which can be exploited by a remote
user to upload any arbitrary file. 

[ Start Pseudo Code ]

  Dim arrAllowedTypes
  arrAllowedTypes = Array(".jpg",".jpeg",".gif",".png")
  Dim strExtension 
  strExtension = LCase(Mid(FileName,InStrRev(FileName,".")))
  Dim intForCounter
  Dim blnAllow : blnAllow = False

  for intForCounter = 0 to Ubound(arrAllowedTypes)
    if strComp(strExtension,arrAllowedTypes(intForCounter),1) = 0 then 
      blnAllow = True    
    end if
  next
	          
  if Not blnAllow then
    UploadMessage = "[" & strExtension & "] is not allowed."
    Exit Sub    
  End if	       

[ End Pseudo Code ]

This function is vulnerable to the ASP Null Byte problem as documented in 
http://www.security-assessment.com/Whitepapers/0x00_vs_ASP_File_Uploads.pdf 

Exploitation occurs when a null byte is embedded in the filename sent with
the upload. If a user were to upload the file test.asp[NULLBYTE].jpg the 
application will write the file test.asp file to a writeable directory 
inside the web root.

== Solutions =
"Hamiln" the developer of the Avatar MOD was contacted in early April, 
and we did not receive any response. Security-Assessment.com recommends
the file avatar_upload.asp be removed from any production web servers until
a new version of the software is released. 
 
== Credit =
Discovered by Paul Craig of Security-Assessment.com

== About CodeScan Labs Ltd =
CodeScan Labs is a specialist security research and development
organisation, that has developed the cornerstone application, CodeScan.
CodeScan Labs helps organisations secure their web services through the
automated scanning of the web application source code for security
vulnerabilities.  The CodeScan product is currently available for ASP
and PHP(Beta)
 



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