SimpleSAMLphp Link Injection Jun 10 2016 12:15AM
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[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx

[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org

[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/SIMPLESAML-PHP-LINK-INJECTION

[+] ISR: apparitionsec


simplesamlphp < 1.14.4

Vulnerability Type:
Link Injection

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

Several scripts part of SimpleSAMLphp display a web page with links obtained from the request parameters. This is supposed to enhance
usability, as the users are presented with links they can follow after completing a certain action, like logging out.

The following scripts do not check the URLs obtained via the HTTP request before displaying them as the target of links that the user
may click on:


The issue allowed attackers to display links targeting a malicious website inside a trusted site running SimpleSAMLphp, due to the lack
of security checks involving the link_href and retryURL HTTP parameters, respectively. The issue was resolved by including a verification
of the URLs received in the request against a white list of websites specified in the trusted.url.domains configuration option.


Affected versions:
All SimpleSAMLphp versions prior to 1.14.4.

A remote attacker could craft a link or pop up webpage pointing to a trusted website running SimpleSAMLphp, including a parameter pointing
to a malicious website, to fool the victim into visiting that website by clicking on a link in the page presented by the "trusted" SimpleSAMLphp

Vulnerable Codes:

"no_cookie.php" ...

if (isset($_REQUEST['retryURL'])) {
$retryURL = (string)$_REQUEST['retryURL'];
$retryURL = \SimpleSAML\Utils\HTTP::normalizeURL($retryURL);
} else {
$retryURL = NULL;

$globalConfig = SimpleSAML_Configuration::getInstance();
$t = new SimpleSAML_XHTML_Template($globalConfig, 'core:no_cookie.tpl.php');
$t->data['retryURL'] = $retryURL;

"logout.php" ...

if (array_key_exists('link_href', $_REQUEST)) {
$link = (string) $_REQUEST['link_href'];
$link = \SimpleSAML\Utils\HTTP::normalizeURL($link);
} else {
$link = 'index.php';

if (array_key_exists('link_text', $_REQUEST)) {
$text = $_REQUEST['link_text'];
} else {
$text = '{logout:default_link_text}';

$t = new SimpleSAML_XHTML_Template($config, 'logout.php');
$t->data['link'] = $link;
$t->data['text'] = $text;

Exploit code(s):

1) https://victim-server/simplesaml/module.php/core/no_cookie.php?retryURL=

2) https://victim-server/simplesaml/logout.php?link_href=http://attacker-se

Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: May 31, 2016
June 9, 2016 : Public Disclosure

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

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