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Paypal Bug Bounty #19 - Persistent Web Vulnerability
From: Vulnerability Lab <research () vulnerability-lab com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 03:03:56 +0100

Title:
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Paypal Bug Bounty #19 - Persistent Web Vulnerability


Date:
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2013-03-03


References:
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http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=681


VL-ID:
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681


Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
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3


Introduction:
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PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online 
money 
transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders. 
Originally, 
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 
predetermined 
spending limit. After that point, PayPal will attempt to take funds for a purchase from funding sources according to a 
specified 
funding hierarchy. If you set one of the funding sources as Primary, it will default to that, within that level of the 
hierarchy 
(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 
primary 
funding source) (It can bypass the Balance); a verified bank account; other funding sources, such as non-PayPal credit 
cards.
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]


Abstract:
=========
The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a persistent input validation web vulnerability in PayPal 
Portable Store Front widget.


Report-Timeline:
================
2012-08-13:     Researcher Notification & Coordination
2012-08-28:     Vendor Notification
2012-09-16:     Vendor Response/Feedback
2013-02-12:     Vendor Fix/Patch
2012-03-03:     Public Disclosure


Status:
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Published


Exploitation-Technique:
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Remote


Severity:
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Medium


Details:
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A persistent input validation vulnerability is detected in the PayPal Portable Store Front widget. 
The bug allows remote attackers 
to implement/inject own malicious script code on the application side (persistent). The persistent vulnerability is 
located in 
title and logo module with the bound vulnerable store title. 

Exploitation requires low user inter action or privileged application user account for local exploitation. 
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability can lead to session hijacking (admin), account steal via persistent web 
attack 
or stable (persistent) context manipulation.

Vulnerable Module(s):
                          [+] title & logo


Vulnerable Parameter(s):
                          [+] store title

Affected Section(s):
                          [+] Portable Store Front [http://storefront.paypallabs.com/]


Proof of Concept:
=================
The persistent vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers & local privileged user accounts with low required 
user inter action.
For demonstration or reproduce ...

PoC:    http://storefront.127.0.0.1.1338/badge/view?badge=";><iframe src=http://vuln-lab.com 
onload=alert("VulnerabilityLab") <


Risk:
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The security risk of the persistent script code inject vulnerability is estimated as medium(-).



Credits:
========
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team]  -    Ibrahim M. El-Sayed [the StOrM) (storm () vulnerability-lab com) 
[http://iel-sayed.blogspot.com]



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