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Paypal Bug Bounty #12 - PayPal Manager Persistent Listing Vulnerability
From: Vulnerability Lab <research () vulnerability-lab com>
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2013 02:37:03 +0100

Paypal Bug Bounty #12 - PPM Listing Vulnerability




Common Vulnerability Scoring System:

PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online 
transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders. 
a PayPal account could be funded with an electronic debit from a bank account or by a credit card at the payer s 
choice. But some 
time in 2010 or early 2011, PayPal began to require a verified bank account after the account holder exceeded a 
spending limit. After that point, PayPal will attempt to take funds for a purchase from funding sources according to a 
funding hierarchy. If you set one of the funding sources as Primary, it will default to that, within that level of the 
(for example, if your credit card ending in 4567 is set as the Primary over 1234, it will still attempt to pay money 
out of your 
PayPal balance, before it attempts to charge your credit card). The funding hierarchy is a balance in the PayPal 
account; a 
PayPal credit account, PayPal Extras, PayPal SmartConnect, PayPal Extras Master Card or Bill Me Later (if selected as 
funding source) (It can bypass the Balance); a verified bank account; other funding sources, such as non-PayPal credit 
The recipient of a PayPal transfer can either request a check from PayPal, establish their own PayPal deposit account 
or request 
a transfer to their bank account.

PayPal is an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for 
which it 
charges a fee. It may also charge a fee for receiving money, proportional to the amount received. The fees depend on 
the currency 
used, the payment option used, the country of the sender, the country of the recipient, the amount sent and the 
recipient s account 
type. In addition, eBay purchases made by credit card through PayPal may incur extra fees if the buyer and seller use 
different currencies.

On October 3, 2002, PayPal became a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay. Its corporate headquarters are in San Jose, 
California, United 
States at eBay s North First Street satellite office campus. The company also has significant operations in Omaha, 
Nebraska, Scottsdale, 
Arizona, and Austin, Texas, in the United States, Chennai, Dublin, Kleinmachnow (near Berlin) and Tel Aviv. As of July 
2007, across 
Europe, PayPal also operates as a Luxembourg-based bank.

On March 17, 2010, PayPal entered into an agreement with China UnionPay (CUP), China s bankcard association, to allow 
Chinese consumers 
to use PayPal to shop online.PayPal is planning to expand its workforce in Asia to 2,000 by the end of the year 2010.
Between December 4ñ9, 2010, PayPal services were attacked in a series of denial-of-service attacks organized by 
Anonymous in retaliation 
for PayPal s decision to freeze the account of WikiLeaks citing terms of use violations over the publication of leaked 
US diplomatic cables.

(Copy of the Homepage: www.paypal.com) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PayPal]

The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a Web Vulnerability in the official Paypal ecommerce website 

2012-07-06:     Researcher Notification & Coordination
2012-07-06:     Vendor Notification
2012-08-29:     Vendor Response/Feedback
2012-05-30:     Vendor Fix/Patch
2012-06-01:     Public Disclosure


Affected Products:



Multiple persistent input validation vulnerabilities are detected in the official Paypal ecommerce website content 
management system (Customer/Pro/Seller).
The bugs allow remote attackers to implement/inject malicious script code on the application side (persistent) of the 
paypal web service. 
The vulnerability is located in the Paypal Manager > vtOrderTransaction module with the bound 
vulnerablebillingAddress1, billingAddress2 & 
billingAddress1Optional parameter. The bug affects the important Add formular & transactions listing. The vulnerability 
can be exploited by remote 
attackers with low required user inter action and privileged Customer/Pro/Seller account. Successful exploitation of 
the vulnerability can lead to 
session hijacking (customers), account steal via persistent web attack, persistent phishing or stable (persistent) 
context manipulation.

Vulnerable Type(s):
                          [+] Customer/Pro/Seller Accounts

Vulnerable Section(s):
                          [+] Paypal Manager

Vulnerable Module(s):
                          [+] vtOrderTransaction (Add & Listing)

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
                          [+] billingAddress1, billingAddress2  &  billingAddress1Optional

Affected Section(s):
                          [+] Add Formular & Transaction Listing

Proof of Concept:
The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers with Customer/Pro/Seller Account & low required user inter 
For demonstration or reproduce ...

Review: Paypal Manager - vtOrderTransaction (Add & Listing)

<p class="fieldRow" id="billingAddress1Optional" value="" type="text"><[INJECTED PERSISTENT SCRIPT CODE])' <"="">
<span class="fieldRowLabel">
<label for="billingAddress1" accesskey="12">Billing address
<span>[<a href="#" class="autoTooltip" title="Enter the address where your customer receives credit card 
<span class="optional">(optional)</span>
<span class="fieldRowInput">
<span class="inputText">
<input name="billingAddress1" id="billingAddress1" value="" type="text"><[INJECTED PERSISTENT SCRIPT CODE])' <"="">

URL: https://paypalmanager.paypal.com/vtOrderTransaction.do

Restrict the billingAddress1, billingAddress2 & billingAddress1Optional input fields. Parse them with an exception 
handling or secure filter mask. 
Parse the billingAddress1, billingAddress2 & billingAddress1Optional output listings of the OrderTransaction or 
Transaction Artikels (modules) 
to prevent script code injects/executions.

The security risk of the persistent script code inject vulnerability is estimated as high.

Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team]  -    Benjamin Kunz Mejri (bkm () vulnerability-lab com)

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