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News Script PHP v1.2 - Multiple Web Vulnerabilites Jun 15 2012 11:06PM
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Title:
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News Script PHP v1.2 - Multiple Web Vulnerabilites

Date:
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2012-06-07

References:
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http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=600

VL-ID:
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600

Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
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7.5

Introduction:
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Visitors to your website will be able to read news, articles, interviews and stories which you have posted.
Features of News Script PHP:

simple one-step installation
easy to place on your webpage - copy and paste a single line of code
password protected admin area with multiple options and features that you can control
publish news in any language
three different options of displaying your news page
simple text editor for the news content area
caption below the article image
news search box (optional)
adjusting number of news items per page.
full control over visual style of the news
each of the news articles can have two images - one for the summary and one for the full article
complete control over image placement on the page (left, right, top and bottom)
ability to resize the image to fit the article
view counter for each news article
set default server time offset
RSS News Feed with images, validated by w3c
Simple, uncomplicated script with easy to understand menus, features, etc.
anyone with a minimum knowledge of websites can install and make this script work

News Script PHP requires PHP 4.3 or higher and MySQL 3 or higher to run on your server.
Current stable version of News Script PHP is 1.2

(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: http://www.newsscriptphp.com )

Abstract:
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The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered multiple different web vulnerabilites in News Script PHP v1.2 CMS.

Report-Timeline:
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2012-06-07: Public Public Disclosure

Status:
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Published

Exploitation-Technique:
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Remote

Severity:
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High

Details:
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1.1
Multiple SQL Injection vulnerabilities are detected in the News Script PHP 1.2 Content Management System.
The vulnerability allows an attacker (remote) or local low privileged user account to inject/execute own
sql commands on the affected application dbms without user inter action. Successful exploitation of the
vulnerability results in dbms & application compromise. The vulnerabilities are located in admin.php &
preview.php file and bound values like orderBy & id.

Vulnerable File(s):
[+] preview.php
[+] admin.php

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
[+] id
[+] orderBy

1.2
Multiple non persistent cross site scripting vulnerabilities are detected in the News Script PHP 1.2 Content Management System.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to hijack website customer, moderator or admin sessions with high required
user inter action or local low privileged user account. Successful exploitation can result in account steal, phishing
& client-side content request manipulation. The vulnerabilities are located in the preview.php and admin.php files and the
bound values like search, ordertype, orderby & act.

Vulnerable File(s):
[+] preview.php
[+] admin.php

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
[+] search
[+] orderType
[+] orderBy
[+] act

Proof of Concept:
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1.1
The sql injection vulnerabilities can be exploited without required user inter action with privileged user account.
For demonstration or reproduce ...

PoC:
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/preview.php?id=[SQL-INJECTION]
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/preview.php?p=[SQL-INJECTION]
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/admin.php?act=news&orderType=[ASC/DESC]&searc
h=&orderBy=[SQL-INJECTION]

1.2
The non persistent input validation vulnerabilities can be exploited by remote attackers with medium or high required
user inter action & without privileged user account. For demonstration or reproduce ...

PoC:
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/preview.php?id=`14&p=`&search=[CROSS SITE SCRIPTING]
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/admin.php?act=news&orderType=`[CROSS SITE SCRIPTING]
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/admin.php?act=news&orderType=[CROSS SITE SCRIPTING]]&search=&orderBy=[CROSS SITE SCRIPTING]
http://127.0.0.1:1338/news/preview.php?act=news&orderType=[CROSS SITE SCRIPTING]

Risk:
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1.1
The security risk of the sql injection vulnerabilities are estimated as hard

1.2
The security risk of the input validation vulnerabilities are estiamted as low(+)

Credits:
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Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - snup (snup (at) vulnerability-lab (dot) com [email concealed]) [http://snup1.blogspot.com]

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