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phpBB Upload Script "up.php" arb. File Upload



phpBB Upload Script "up.php" Arbitrary File Upload

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Advisory #1 "phpBB Upload Script "up.php" Arbitrary File Upload"

$ Author: Status-x
$ Contact: phr4xz@gmail.com - status-x@hackersoft.net 
$ Date: 7 April 2005
$ Website: http://defacers.com.mx 
$ Original Advisory: http://www.defacers.com.mx/advisories/2.txt 
$ Risk: High
$ Vendor URL: http://phpbb.com 

$ Affected Software: phpBB 2.0.x

Note: Sorry if it has been posted before

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-= Description =-

phpBB its a forums system written in php which can support images, polls,

private messages and more

http://www.phpbb.com 

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-= Vulnerabilities =-


- | "Arbitrary File Upload" |


In phpBB forums there is an script which can allow to remote and registered

users to upload files with arbitrary content and with any extension.

I didnt found any website where i can download the script so i couldnt

check who made it.



- | Examples: |


We can create and example code to upload it to the "test site"





And save it as cmd.php. The we enter to:

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http://target/phpbb/up.php 

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And upload our code, to see our file we just enter to:

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http://targey/phpbb/uploads/cmd.php 

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And we could see that our file has been uploaded:



Warning: system(): Cannot execute a blank command in 
/home/target/public_html/forum/uploads/tetx.php on line 2


The we can execute *NIX commands to obtain extremely compromising info

that could end with the "deface" of the affected site:

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Linux SERVER 2.4.21-4.0.1.ELsmp #1 SMP
Thu Oct 23 01:27:36 EDT 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
/home/target/public_html/forum/uploads
uid=32029(target) gid=530(target) groups=530(target) 

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This is just an example to what can be done by a malicious attacker.


- | "Password Disclosure" |


The remote or local attacker can also read the config.php file disclosing

the information about the DB and possible the FTP password


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Example

-= How to FIX =-

Just filter the allowed extensions of the uploaded files in the up.php

source.


-= Contact =-

Status-x 

phr4xz@gmail.com 

http://www.defacers.com.mx 


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