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Happymall E-Commerce Remote Command Execution
From: SecurityTracker <help () securitytracker com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 17:55:01 -0400

Advisory URL:  http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2003/May/1006707.html

Vendor:  Happycgi.com

Product:  Happymall

Versions:  4.3, 4.4

Title: Happymall E-Commerce Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands

Description: Revin Aldi reported an input validation vulnerability in the Happymall e-commerce software. Two scripts allow remote users to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the web server.

The 'normal_html.cgi' script does not filter user-supplied input before making an open() call based on that input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL to cause the system to execute arbitrary operating system commands.

A demonstration exploit is provided:


/shop/normal_html.cgi? file=;id|

The vendor reports that the 'member_html.cgi' script is also affected.

Impact: A remote user can execute arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the target web server.

Solution: The vendor has issued a fix. See the attached CERT-KR advisory for more information.

Credit: revin aldi (reVn () minangCrew Web Ma) discovered and reported this flaw to SecurityTracker and sends Greetz to #MinangCrew at Dal.Net

CVE:  CAN-2003-0243



Apr 26, 2003 Reported to SecurityTracker
Apr 27, 2003 Vendor contacted (via English language e-mail, without response)
Apr 29, 2003 CERTCC-KR initially contacted
May  2, 2003 Details of vulnerability provided to vendor
May  3, 2003 CERTCC-KR Advisory published

Distribution: The above SecurityTracker text is Copyright 2003 by SecurityGlobal.net LLC but can be redistributed without restrictions.

Additional Information:  The CERTCC-KR advisory is shown below.

KA-2003-33: The Vulnerability of File Open Function in Happymall,
            an application of e-commerce.
Published : May 03, 2003
Updated : May 03, 2003
Reference : http://www.certcc.or.kr

-- Systems Affected --------
All web servers running Happymall version 4.3 and 4.4 only

-- Impact --------
The normal_html.cgi and member_html.cgi script of Happymall allow
a remote user to execute arbitrary operating system commands on
the web server with the privilege of web server.

-- Description -----------------
Happymall is an application being used in some e-commerce sites.
Following is what the problem is.

1. If you open normal_html.cgi or member_html.cgi you can find that
there is a sentence, open (A ,"$admin_path/normal_html/$END{'file'}") or
die print "$END{'file'}, which happens to perl programming from time to time.

2. $END{'file'} is looking for file itself in the server to get the value of file.

3. A Remote user possibly exploits a system running Happymall using this vulnerability
only when the value of file is system function.

-- Solution --------------------------
Apply Patch downloaded from :

How to apply patch to the system :

1. Extract zip file downloaded and you will get two files,
member_html.cgi and normal_html.cgi.

2. Upload those files with ASCII mode to the web server in
the directory containing index.cgi and overwrite.

3. Change the linked address
For example;
Before patch applied : http://test6.happycgi.com/normal_html.cgi?file=company.html
After patch applied : http://test6.happycgi.com/normal_html.cgi?file=company

-- Reference Sites --------------------------

Korea Information Security Agency, KISA
Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, CERTCC-KR
Hot Line: 02-118  Email: cert () certcc or kr

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