Post Fri May 03, 2013 4:31 am

HTB23152: SQL Injection in b2evolution

Advisory ID: HTB23152
Product: b2evolution
Vendor: b2evolution Group
Vulnerable Versions: 4.1.6 and probably prior
Tested Version: 4.1.6
Vendor Notification: April 10, 2013
Vendor Fix: April 29, 2013
Public Disclosure: May 1, 2013
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection [CWE-89]
CVE Reference: CVE-2013-2945
Risk Level: Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score: 5.1 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered SQL injection vulnerability in b2evolution, which can be exploited to alter SQL requests passed to the vulnerable application's database.

1) SQL Injection in b2evolution: CVE-2013-2945
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of HTTP GET parameter "show_statuses" in "/blogs/admin.php" script. A remote authenticated administrator can execute arbitrary SQL commands in application's database.
Depending on database and system configuration, PoC code below will create a "/tmp/file.txt" file, containing MySQL version:
http://[host]/blogs/admin.php?submit=Search&ctrl=items&tab=full&blog=1&show_statuses[]=1') )) UNION SELECT version() INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/file.txt' --

This vulnerability is also exploitable via CSRF vector, since the application is prone to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. In order to do so an attacker should trick a logged-in administrator to visit malicious web page with CSRF exploit.
Basic CSRF exploit:
<img src="http://[host]/blogs/admin.php?submit=Search&ctrl=items&tab=full&blog=1&show_statuses[]=1') )) UNION SELECT version() INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/file.txt' --">

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[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23152 - - SQL Injection in b2evolution
[2] b2evolution - - A powerful free blog/CMS engine you can install on your own website.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.