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NSOADV-2011-003: Majordomo2 'help' Command Directory Traversal (Patch Bypass)
From: NSO Research <nso-research () sotiriu de>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:39:03 +0100

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     Majordomo2 'help' Command Directory Traversal (Patch Bypass)
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  Title:                  Majordomo2 'help' Command Directory Traversal
  Severity:               Medium
  Advisory ID:            NSOADV-2011-003
  CVE:                    CVE-2011-0063
  Found Date:             03.02.2011
  Date Reported:          03.02.2011
  Release Date:           19.02.2011
  Author:                 Nikolas Sotiriu
  Mail:                   nso-research at sotiriu.de
  Website:                http://sotiriu.de/
  Twitter:                http://twitter.com/nsoresearch
  Advisory-URL:           http://sotiriu.de/adv/NSOADV-2011-003.txt
  Vendor/Project:         http://www.mj2.org/
  Affected Products:      majordomo2 <= 20110203
  Remote Exploitable:     Yes
  Local Exploitable:      No
  Patch Status:           Vendor released a patch (See Solution)
  Discovered by:          Nikolas Sotiriu
  Disclosure Policy:      http://sotiriu.de/policy.html
  Thanks to:              Thierry Zoller: For the permission to use his
                                          Policy



Background:
===========

Majordomo 2 is an upwardly-compatible rewrite of the popular majordomo
mailing list manager software by Jason Tibbitts and Michael Yount.



Description:
============

Majordomo2 <= 20110203 is affected by a Directory Traversal
vulnerability due to parameter 'extra' of the 'help' command in the
function '_list_file_get()' is not properly sanitized.

The original bug was made public on 03.02.2011 by Michael Brooks
of sitewat.ch:

https://sitewat.ch/en/Advisory/View/1
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=628064

I discovered, that the patch, which is in the CVS since version 20110125
don't protect against the Directory Traversal bug.

https://bug628064.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=506481

The diff build in the regex '$file =~ s!/?\.\./?!!g;', which deletes
'../' from $file. Bypassing this regex is quiet simple by using './.../'
insted '../'.



Proof of Concept :
==================

HTTP:
http://<target>/cgi-bin/mj_wwwusr?passw=&list=GLOBAL&user=&func=help&
extra=./..././..././..././..././..././..././..././.../etc/passwd

SMTP:
help ./..././..././..././..././..././..././..././.../etc/passwd



Solution:
=========

Update to Majordomo2 >= 20110204

http://ftp.mj2.org/pub/mj2/snapshots/2011-02/majordomo-20110204.tar.gz



References:
===========

Sitewatch Advisory: https://sitewat.ch/en/Advisory/View/1
Original Bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=628064
Patch Bypass: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631307



Disclosure Timeline (YYYY/MM/DD):
=================================

2011.02.03: Patch bypass vulnerability found
2011.02.03: Informed security [at] mozilla.org
2011.02.03: Mozilla opend Bug 631307 in bugzilla
2011.02.03: Jason Tibbitts comitted a fix (Sorry again)
2011.02.04: Snapshot available for download
2011.02.04: Discuss the public disclosure
2011.03.04: Got the Bug Bounty Money
2011.03.08: Release of Advisory






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