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[SYSS-2015-073] perfact::mpa - URL Redirection to Untrusted Site Feb 29 2016 02:31PM
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Advisory ID: SYSS-2015-073
Product(s): perfact::mpa
Manufacturer: PerFact Innovation GmbH & Co. KG
Affected Version(s): Custom versions using PerFact DB_Utils (Toolkit) < v3.2
Tested Version(s): Custom version with PerFact DB_Utils (Toolkit) < v3.2
Vulnerability Type: URL Redirection to Untrusted Site (CWE-601)
Risk Level: Low
Solution Status: Fixed
Manufacturer Notification: 2015-12-18
Solution Date: 2016-01-18
Public Disclosure: 2016-02-29
CVE Reference: Not yet assigned
Authors of Advisory: Matthias Deeg and Sven Freund (SySS GmbH)

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Overview:

The software solution perfact::mpa is a software architecture that, for
instance, is used to build web applications for the secure and reliable
remote maintenance of machines via the Internet (see [1]).

According to the manufacturer, remote control software built with
perfact::mpa impresses through the following features:

* location-independent and central monitoring,
* maintenance and error management,
* authorized remote access, and
* integrated documentation of incidents and services.

The web application perfact::mpa uses attacker-controlled input to
redirect a user to another site (open redirect).

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Vulnerability Details:

The SySS GmbH found out that the web application perfact:mpa accepts
user-controlled input via the URL parameter "redir" that can be used to
redirect victims to an arbitrary site which simplifies so-called
phishing attacks.

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Proof of Concept (PoC):

The following URL redirects a user to the web site of the SySS GmbH:

https://<HOST>/<PATH>/MPA2/i18n_lang_id?lang_id=1&redir=https://www.syss
.de

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Solution:

According to information by the PerFact Innovation GmbH & Co. KG, the
described security issue has been fixed in PerFact DB_Utils (toolkit)
software version 3.2.

Please contact the manufacturer for further information or support.

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Disclosure Timeline:

2015-12-18: Vulnerability reported to manufacturer
2016-01-18: Response from manufacturer with detailed information about
the reported security vulnerability and its solution status
2016-02-05: E-mail to manufacturer according two open questions
2016-02-05: Response from manufacturer with further information
2016-02-29: Public release of security advisory

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References:

[1] Product Web Site for perfact::mpa
http://perfact.de/mpa/index_html
[2] SySS Security Advisory SYSS-2015-073
https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Publikationen/Advisories/SYSS-20
15-073.txt
[3] SySS Responsible Disclosure Policy
https://www.syss.de/en/responsible-disclosure-policy/

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Credits:

This security vulnerability was found by Matthias Deeg and Sven Freund
of the SySS GmbH.

E-Mail: matthias.deeg (at) syss.de
Public Key: https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Materialien/PGPKeys/Matthias_Dee
g.asc
Key fingerprint = D1F0 A035 F06C E675 CDB9 0514 D9A4 BF6A 34AD 4DAB

E-Mail: sven.freund (at) syss.de
Public Key: https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Materialien/PGPKeys/Sven_Freund.
asc
Key fingerprint = DCDB 7627 C1E3 9CE8 62DF 2666 8A5F A853 415D 46DC

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in this security advisory is provided "as is"
and without warranty of any kind. Details of this security advisory may
be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The
latest version of this security advisory is available on the SySS Web
site.

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Copyright:

Creative Commons - Attribution (by) - Version 3.0
URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en

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