Edusson (Robotdon) BB Script Insertion

Edusson (Robotdon) BB suffers from a filter bypass vulnerability that allows for script insertion.

MD5 | 56ee6bae5d1ea83a230feb6c8e9b9254

Document Title:
Edusson (Robotdon) BB - Filter Bypass & Persistent Vulnerability

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Product & Service Introduction:
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Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory core research team discovered an application-side vulnerability and a filter bypass issue in the official Edusson Robotdon web-application.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2016-06-10: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Benjamin Kunz Mejri)
2016-06-11: Vendor Notification (Edusson Security Team)
2016-06-20: Vendor Response/Feedback (Edusson Security Team)
2016-**-**: Vendor Fix/Patch (Edusson Robotdon Developer Team)
2016-11-03: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

Discovery Status:

Affected Product(s):
Product: Robotdon - Online Service (Web-Application) 2016 Q2

Exploitation Technique:

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Technical Details & Description:
An application-side input and mail encode web vulnerability has been discovered in the official Edusson Robotdon (tools) web-application.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject own malicious script codes to the application-side of the vulnerable module or function.

The vulnerability is located in the reg_name parameter of the ./register module POST method request. Remote attackers are able to inject own
malicious script codes to the email body context of the [email protected] reply notification. The injection point of the vulnerability is the
registration formular with the wrong encoded name input field. The execution point occurs in the email that is send by the service after the
registration has been solved. The attacker vector of the vulnerability is persistent on the application-side and the request method to inject
the payload is POST. The vulnerability allows an attacker to inject malicious codes to the email context to spoof, phish or manipulate with
the original email replier. The context of the payload is saved to the database management system and can execute with persistent vector in
other notifications as well.

The security risk of the application-side vulnerability is estimated as medium with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 4.3.
Exploitation of the persistent mail encode web vulnerability requires no privileged user account and only low user interaction (click/include).
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in persistent phishing mails, session hijacking, persistent external redirect to malicious
sources and application-side manipulation of affected or connected module context.

Request Method(s):
[+] POST

Vulnerable Module(s)
[+] ./register (robotdon)

Vulnerable Input(s):
[+] Name

Vulnerable Parameter(s)
[+] reg_name

Affected Module(s)
[+] Mail Message Body

Proof of Concept (PoC):
The persistent input and mail encode web vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without user account and with low user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.

Vulnerable Input(s): (Inject)

PoC: Payload(s)
"" >"<iframe src=x onload=alert("APPROVED") <%20

--- PoC Session Logs [POST] (Inject) ---
Status: 200[OK]
POST Load Flags[LOAD_BACKGROUND LOAD_BYPASS_LOCAL_CACHE ] GrAPAe des Inhalts[-1] Mime Type[text/html]
Request Header:
User-Agent[Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0]
Accept[text/plain, */*; q=0.01]
Accept-Encoding[gzip, deflate]
Content-Type[application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8]
Response Header:
Date[Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:46:05 GMT]
Content-Type[text/html; charset=UTF-8]

Status: 200[OK]
GET Load Flags[LOAD_DOCUMENT_URI LOAD_INITIAL_DOCUMENT_URI ] GrAPAe des Inhalts[-1] Mime Type[text/html]
Request Header:
User-Agent[Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0]
Accept-Encoding[gzip, deflate]
Response Header:
Content-Type[text/html; charset=UTF-8]
Date[Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:46:05 GMT]

Solution - Fix & Patch:
The application-side security web vulnerability can be patched by a secure restriction and encode of the input fields.
Disallow the usage of special chars and encode the parameter of the reg_name in the register POST method request.
Ensure that the outgoing mail body encodes or parses the name parameters next to sending the context to anothers email.

Security Risk:
The security risk of the application-side input validation web vulnerability in the edusson robotdon web-application is estimated as medium. (CVSS 4.3)

Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Benjamin Kunz Mejri ([email protected]) [] []

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