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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in CMS Made Simple
From: advisory () htbridge com
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:48:22 +0100 (CET)

Advisory ID: HTB23121
Product: CMS Made Simple
Vendor: cmsmadesimple.org
Vulnerable Version(s): 1.11.2 and probably prior
Tested Version: 1.11.2
Vendor Notification: October 17, 2012 
Public Disclosure: November 7, 2012 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Request Forgery [CWE-352]
CVE Reference: CVE-2012-5450
CVSSv2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Risk Level: Low 
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/ ) 


Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in CMS Made Simple, which can be exploited to perform 
cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

1. Сross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in CMS Made Simple: CVE-2012-5450

The application allows authorized administrator to perform certain actions via HTTP requests without making proper 
validity checks to verify the source of the requests. This can be exploited to delete arbitrary files and directories.

An attacker should make logged-in administrator open a malicious link in the browser to exploit this vulnerability.

The following PoC (Proof of Concept) code will delete the root directory with all files leading to complete destroy of 
the CMS:

<img src="http://[host]/lib/filemanager/imagemanager/images.php?deld=../../"; width=1 height=1>

Successful exploitation requires that user under which the web server is running has write access to files or 
directories to delete. 



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More Information:



[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23121 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23121 - Сross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) 
in CMS Made Simple.
[2] CMS Made Simple - http://www.cmsmadesimple.org - CMS Made Simple, an open source content management system, allows 
for faster and easier management of website content. This CMS is scalable for small businesses to large corporations.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public 
use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE 
is a formal list of software weakness types. 


Disclaimer: The information provided in this Advisory is provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind. Details 
of this Advisory may be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The latest version of the 
Advisory is available on web page [1] in the References.

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