按月存檔:二月 2015

CVE-2015-1475 – My Little Forum Multiple XSS Web Security Vulnerabilities

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CVE-2015-1475  – My Little Forum Multiple XSS Web Security Vulnerabilities

Exploit Title: My Little Forum Multiple XSS Web Security Vulnerabilities

Vendor: My Little Forum

Product: My Little Forum

Vulnerable Versions: 2.3.3  2.2  1.7

Tested Version: 2.3.3  2.2  1.7

Advisory Publication: February 04, 2015

Latest Update: February 11, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]

CVE Reference: CVE-2015-1475

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

Credit: Jing Wang [School of Mathematical Sciences (001), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)] (@justqdjing)


 
 
 

Recommendation Details:

(1) Vendor & Product Description
 

Vendor:

My Little Forum
 

Product & Version:

My Little Forum

2.3.3

2.2

1.7

 
Vendor URL & Download:

http://mylittleforum.net/

 
Product Description:

“my little forum is a simple PHP and MySQL based internet forum that displays the messages in classical threaded view (tree structure). It is Open Source licensed under the GNU General Public License. The main claim of this web forum is simplicity. Furthermore it should be easy to install and run on a standard server configuration with PHP and MySQL.

Features

Usenet like threaded tree structure of the messages

Different views of the threads possible (classical, table, folded)

Categories and tags

BB codes and smilies

Image upload

Avatars

RSS Feeds

Template engine (Smarty)

Different methods of spam protection (can be combined: graphical/mathematical CAPTCHA, wordfilter, IP filter, Akismet, Bad-Behavior)

Localization: language files, time zone and UTF-8 support (see current version for already available languages)”


 
 

(2) Vulnerability Details:

My Little Forum  web application has a computer security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks. This may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Several similar products vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. My Little Forum has patched some of them. The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), which provide innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation’s most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare, and cybersecurity. It has published suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to XSS vulnerabilities.

(2.1) The first programming code flaw occurs at “forum.php?" page with “&page", “&category" parameters.

(2.2) The second programming code flaw occurs at “board_entry.php?" page with “&page", “&order" parameters.

(2.3) The third programming code flaw occurs at  “forum_entry.php" page with “&order", “&page" parameters.


 
 
 

References:

http://tetraph.com/security/xss-vulnerability/my-little-forum-multiple-xss-security-vulnerabilities/

http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-little-forum-multiple-xss-security.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Feb/15

https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg01652.html

http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1553

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/authors/11270

http://marc.info/?a=139222176300014&r=1&w=4

http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/02/03/2

http://essaybeans.blogspot.com/2015/05/cve-2015-1475-my-little-forum-multiple.html

http://www.osvdb.org/creditees/12822-wang-jing

https://infoswift.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/cve-2015-1475-my-little-forum-multiple-xss-web-security-vulnerabilities/

https://twitter.com/tetraphibious/status/597971919892185088

http://japanbroad.blogspot.jp/2015/05/cve-2015-1475-my-little-forum-multiple.html

https://www.facebook.com/tetraph/posts/1649600031926623

http://user.qzone.qq.com/2519094351/blog/1431403836

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=460795864075109&id=405943696226993

https://plus.google.com/+wangfeiblackcookie/posts/Sj63XDPhH1j

http://essayjeans.blog.163.com/blog/static/2371730742015412037547/#

http://whitehatpost.lofter.com/post/1cc773c8_6ed5839

http://whitehatview.tumblr.com/post/118754859716/cve-2015-1475-my-little-forum-multiple-xss-web

 

廣告

About Group 超过 99.88% 的链接容易遭受 XSS 和 XFS 攻击

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About Group 网站有一个严重的网络安全问题,它容易遭受 XSS (跨站脚本漏洞) XFS (跨Frame脚本漏洞)。这对它的近10亿月访问用户是灾难和毁灭性的。

 

根据漏洞研究者发布的结果POC视频,所有About.com的话题(子域名)都可以被攻击者利用。

 

新加坡南洋理工大学 (NTU) 数学和物理学院 (SPMS) 数学系 (MAS) 的王晶 (Wang Jing) 发布了这个严重的安全漏洞。王晶声称在2014年10月19号,他向 About Group 做了报告,但是迄今为止一直没有收到回复。漏洞的发布时间是2015年2月2号。“到现在为止,漏洞还没有被修复” 王晶说。

 

与此同时,王晶披露 About.com 主页面的搜索域也容易遭受 XSS 攻击。除此之外,他还发布了一些 About.com 的公开重定向漏洞 (Open Redirect). 王说他的测试是在 Windows 8 的 IE (10.0.9200.16750) 和 Mozilla 的 Firefox (34.0), Ubuntu (14.04) 的 Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0, 以及 Mac OS X Lion 10.7 的 Apple Safari 6.1.6 上进行的。

 

XSS (Cross- site Scripting) 可以用来窃取用户信息,控制用户浏览器,和进行 DOS (Denial of Service) 攻击。 XFS (Cross-frame Scripting) 也叫 iFrame Injection,可以修改用户浏览器页面内容。

 

在发布漏洞的同时,王晶还说明因为 About Group 的普遍性,它的漏洞可以用来对其他网站进行隐蔽重定向攻击 (Covert Redirect);XFS 则可以用来对计算机和网络进行 DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) 黑客攻击。这些漏洞发布在著名漏洞平台 Full-Disclosure 上和他的个人博客上。

 

王晶是一名学生安全研究人员。他发布了包括谷歌,脸书,亚马逊,阿里巴巴,电子湾,领英等多家公司网站的重要漏洞以及大量网络应用程序的补丁。
 

 
 
 

相关新闻:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/over-99-percent-of-about-com-links-vulnerable-to-xss-xfs-iframe-attack/
http://www.securityweek.com/xss-xfs-open-redirect-vulnerabilities-found-aboutcom
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/33070/hacking/com-affected-xss-xfs-open-redirect-vulnerabilities-since-october-2014.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/130211/About.com-Cross-Site-Scripting.html
http://www.zoomit.ir/it-news/security/17394-about-com-links-vulnerable-to-xss-xfs
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_6f05a63
http://tetraph.com/covert_redirect/oauth2_openid_covert_redirect.html
http://securitypost.tumblr.com/post/118837857592/about-group-99-88-xss-xfs-about
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-security/about-group-xss-xfs/
https://www.secnews.gr/99percent-about-xss-xfs-attack-exploit
http://www.decomoadesinstalar.com/abrir-codigo-iframe-xss-xfs-ataque-mas-del-99-por
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1547
http://www.40kalagh.net/about-grope-xss-and-xfs
http://blog.norsecorp.com/2015/02/03/about-com-platform-rife-with-xss-and-iframe-injection-vulnerabilities/

About Group (about.com) All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS & Iframe Injection Security Attacks, About.com Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

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About Group (about.com) All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS & Iframe Injection Security Attacks, About.com Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities

 

Vulnerability Description:
About.com all “topic sites" are vulnerable to XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) and Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) attacks. This means all sub-domains of about.com are affected. Based on a self-written program, 94357 links were tested. Only 118 links do not belong to the topics (Metasites) links. Meanwhile, some about.com main pages are vulnerable to XSS attack, too. This means no more than 0.125% links are not affected. At least 99.875% links of About Group are vulnerable to XSS and Iframe Injection attacks. In fact, for about.com’s structure, the main domain is something just like a cover. So, very few links belong to them.

 

Simultaneously, the About.com main page’s search field is vulnerable to XSS attacks, too. This means all domains related to about.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

 

Simultaneously, the About.com main page’s search field is vulnerable to XSS attacks, too. This means all domains related to about.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

For the Iframe Injection vulnerability. They can be used to do DDOS (Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack) to other websites, too.

Here is one example of DDOS based on Iframe Injection attacks of others.
http://www.incapsula.com/blog/world-largest-site-xss-ddos-zombies.html

 

In the last, some “Open Redirect" vulnerabilities related to about.com are introduced. There may be large number of other Open Redirect Vulnerabilities not detected. Since About.com are trusted by some the other websites. Those vulnerabilities can be used to do “Covert Redirect" to these websites.

 

 

Vulnerability Disclosure:
Those vulnerabilities were reported to About on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014. No one replied. Until now, they are still unpatched.

 

about_quesion_security_xss1

 

 

Vulnerability Discover:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@Justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing

 

 

(1) Some Basic Background

 

“For March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property for that month." (The New York Times)

 

“About.com, also known as The About Group (formerly About Inc.), is an Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its “topic sites," of which there are nearly 1,000. The website competes with other online resource sites and encyclopedias, including those of the Wikimedia Foundation, and, for March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property for that month. As of August 2012, About.com is the property of IAC, owner of Ask.com and numerous other online brands, and its revenue is generated by advertising." (Wikipedia)

 

“As of May 2013, About.com was receiving about 84 million unique monthly visitors." (TechCrunch. AOL Inc.)

 

“According to About’s online media kit, nearly 1,000 “Experts" (freelance writers) contribute to the site by writing on various topics, including healthcare and travel." (About.com)

 

 

(1.2) Topics Related to About.com
“The Revolutionary About.com Directory and Community Metasite. Hundreds of real live passionate Guides covering Arts, Entertainment, Business, Industry, Science, Technology, Culture, Health, Fitness, Games,Travel, News, Careers, Jobs, Sports, Recreation, Parenting, Kids, Teens, Moms, Education, Computers, Hobbies and Local Information." (azlist.about.com)

 

About.com – Sites A to Z

Number of Topics

A: 66

B: 61

C: 118

D: 49

E: 33

F: 57

G: 39

H: 48

I: 32

J: 15

K: 13

L: 36

M: 70

N: 26

O: 23

P: 91

Q: 4

R: 32

S: 104

T: 47

U: 12

V: 9

W: 43

X: 1

Y: 4

Z: 1

SUM: 1039

Reference: azlist.about.com/

 

In fact, those are not all topics of about.com. Some of the topics are not listed here such as,
http://specialchildren.about.com

 

So, there are more than 1000 topics related to about.com.

 

 

(1.3) Result of Exploiting XSS Attacks
XSS may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

 

Base on Acunetix, exploited XSS is commonly used to achieve the following malicious results:

“Identity theft

Accessing sensitive or restricted information

Gaining free access to otherwise paid for content

Spying on user’s web browsing habits

Altering browser functionality

Public defamation of an individual or corporation

Web application defacement

Denial of Service attacks (DOS)

" (Acunetix)

 

 

(1.4) Basics of Iframe Injection (Cross-frame-Scripting) Vulnerabilities
“In an XFS (Cross-frame-Scripting) attack, the attacker exploits a specific cross-frame-scripting bug in a web browser to access private data on a third-party website. The attacker induces the browser user to navigate to a web page the attacker controls; the attacker’s page loads a third-party page in an HTML frame; and then JavaScript executing in the attacker’s page steals data from the third-party page." (OWASP)

 

“XFS also sometimes is used to describe an XSS attack which uses an HTML frame in the attack. For example, an attacker might exploit a Cross Site Scripting Flaw to inject a frame into a third-party web page; or an attacker might create a page which uses a frame to load a third-party page with an XSS flaw." (OWASP)

 

 

(1.5) Basic of Open Redirect (Dest Redirect Privilege Escalation) Vulnerabilities
“An open redirect is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without any validation. This vulnerability is used in phishing attacks to get users to visit malicious sites without realizing it." (OWASP)

Open redirect is listed in OWASP top 10. The general consensus of it is “avoiding such flaws is extremely important, as they are a favorite target of phishers trying to gain the user’s trust."

 

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. CNN has patched some of them. “The Full Disclosure mailing list is a public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community. FD differs from other security lists in its open nature and support for researchers’ right to decide how to disclose their own discovered bugs. The full disclosure movement has been credited with forcing vendors to better secure their products and to publicly acknowledge and fix flaws rather than hide them. Vendor legal intimidation and censorship attempts are not tolerated here!" A great many of the following web securities have been published here, Injection, Broken Authentication and Session Management, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Insecure Direct Object References, Security Misconfiguration, Sensitive Data Exposure, Missing Function Level Access Control, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards. It also publishes suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to XSS and URL Redirection vulnerabilities and cyber intelligence recommendations.

 

 

 

(2) About Group About.com All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Attacks

 

Vulnerability description:

A method was found to attack users of About.com based XSS attacks.

All links under the topics of about.com can be used for this attack.

Just attach “/lr/" to any About.com’s sub-domains. Then attach “any codes + sciript" or attach “script" code directly is OK. The structure is “http://subdomain.about.com/lr/*/script_code/*“.

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Mozilla Firefox (26.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and Microsoft IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.

 

 

about_all_xss_1

 

about_all_xss_2

 

about_all_xss_4

 

 

POC Codes, e.g.

/"><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

http://ipod.about.com/lr/ipad_how-tos/9033“><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

http://dc.about.com/lr/shopping/a/BlkFriday.htm/“><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

 

(3) About Group About.com Main Page’s Search Field XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Vulnerabilities

 

Vulnerability description:
The web application About.com online website has a security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks.

 

 

The code programming flaw occurs at about.com main page’s search field, e.g.
http://www.about.com/?q=googleandroidsystem

 

 

about_search_xss1




POC Codes, e.g.

“–/>"><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

http://www.about.com/?q=“–/>"><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

 

(4) About Group About.com All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) Security Attacks

 

Vulnerability description:
About Group has a security problem. It can be exploited by Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) attacks.

 

The vulnerability occurs at about.com “offsite.htm" page with “zu" parameter, e.g.

 

Use “http://whitehatpost.blog.163.com/" for the following test.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

about_inframe_injection

 

about_international_iframe_jnjection

 

 

Vulnerable URLs:

 

 

 

(5) About (about.com) Open Redirect Multiple (Dest Redirect Privilege Escalation) Security Vulnerabilities

About Group online web application has a computer cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards (URL Redirection) attacks. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL, that if clicked, would redirect a victim from the intended legitimate web site to an arbitrary web site of the attacker’s choosing. Such attacks are useful as the crafted URL initially appear to be a web page of a trusted site. This could be leveraged to direct an unsuspecting user to a web page containing attacks that target client side software such as a web browser or document rendering programs.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/“. Suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

Vulnerable URL 1:

POC:

 

Vulnerable URL 2:

POC:

 

Vulnerable URL 3:

POC:

 

 

 

 

 

More Details:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Feb/9
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/02/02/4
https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg01647.html
http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2015/02/about-group-aboutcom-all-topics-at_37.html
http://tetraph.com/security/xss-vulnerability/about-group-about-com-all-topics-at
http://webcabinet.tumblr.com/post/118901412227/securitypost-about-group-99-88-xss
http://xingzhehong.lofter.com/post/1cfd0db2_6f05d60
https://hackertopic.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/about-group-xss-xfs/
http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/post/120845059171/about-group-xss-xfs
http://itprompt.blogspot.com/2015/06/about-group-xss-xfs.html
https://plus.google.com/u/0/100242269120759811496/posts/T3SbFnTZGAo
https://itinfotechnology.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/about-group
https://www.facebook.com/websecuritiesnews/posts/803853789734793
https://twitter.com/essayjeans/status/607137800383655936
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/2346030512015566409245/
https://www.facebook.com/pcwebsecurities/posts/687872271358693
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/web-security/about-group-xss-xrf-open-redirect/
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_733e1e5
https://webtechwire.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/about-xss-xfs/