InvoicePlane 1.4.10 File Upload / Cross Site Scripting

InvoicePlane version 1.4.10 suffers from cross site scripting and remote file upload vulnerabilities.

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SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20170523-0 >
title: Arbitrary File Upload & Stored XSS
product: InvoicePlane
vulnerable version: 1.4.10
fixed version: 1.5.2
CVE number: -
impact: High
found: 2017-04-10
by: Jasveer Singh (Office Kuala Lumpur)
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Vendor description:
"InvoicePlane is a self-hosted open source application for managing your
quotes, invoices, clients and payments."


Business recommendation:
By exploiting the vulnerabilities documented in this advisory, an attacker can
fully compromise the web server which has InvoicePlane installed. Potentially
sensitive invoice data might get exposed through this attack.

SEC Consult recommends not to attach InvoicePlane to the network until a
thorough security review has been performed by security professionals and all
identified issues have been resolved.

Vulnerability overview/description:
1. Arbitrary File Upload
An authenticated user can upload a malicious file to the webserver. It is
possible for an attacker to upload a script which is able to compromise the

2. Stored Cross Site Scripting
This vulnerability allows an authenticated user to inject malicious client
side script which will be executed in the browser of users if they visit
the manipulated site.

Proof of concept:
1. Arbitrary File Upload
Below URL is used to upload the malicious file through the attachment

URL : http://$DOMAIN/index.php/invoices/view/$INVOICE-ID

2. Stored Cross Site Scripting
The following parameters have been found to be vulnerable against
stored cross site scripting. Furthermore, there exist many more
vulnerable parameters.

The following payload shows a simple alert message box:
URL : http://$DOMAIN/index.php/clients/view/$Client-ID
PAYLOAD : client_name="onmouseover=prompt("XSS")>

URL : http://$DOMAIN/index.php/index.php/users/form/$User-ID
PAYLOAD : user_name="onmouseover=prompt("XSS1")>

Vulnerable / tested versions:
InvoicePlane version 1.4.10 has been tested. This version was the latest
at the time the security vulnerabilities were discovered.

Vendor contact timeline:
2017-04-11: Contacting vendor through [email protected]
2017-04-11: Vendor requests security advisory to be shared over unencrypted
2017-04-23: Vendor released patch version 1.5.0 however not all
vulnerabilities were fixed properly.
2017-05-07: Patch (1.5.2) released by the vendor which fixes all issues
2017-05-23: Public release of security advisory.

Upgrade to InvoicePlane 1.5.2 as version 1.5.0 doesn't fix all the
identified vulnerabilities:


Advisory URL:


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EOF Jasveer Singh / @2017

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