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Microsoft MSN HBE - Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability
From: Vulnerability Lab <research () vulnerability-lab com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:12:13 +0200

Document Title:
Microsoft MSN HBE - Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability

References (Source):

Video: http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1282

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Release Date:

Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):

Common Vulnerability Scoring System:

Product & Service Introduction:
MSN (originally The Microsoft Network; stylized as msn) is a collection of Internet sites and services provided by 
The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and Internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with 
release of the Windows 95 operating system. The range of services offered by MSN has changed since its initial release 
in 1995. 
MSN was once a simple online service for Windows 95, an early experiment at interactive multimedia content on the 
and one of the most popular dial-up Internet service providers. MSN was primarily a popular Internet portal. Microsoft 
the MSN brand name to promote numerous popular web-based services in the late 1990s, most notably Hotmail and Microsoft 
Messenger service, before reorganizing many of them in 2005 under another brand name, Windows Live. MSN.com was the 
17th most 
visited domain name on the Internet.

(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: http://www.msn.com )

Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory research team has discovered a critical blind sql injection vulnerability in one of the 
official MSN network web-application.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2014-01-27:     Researcher Notification & Coordination (Ateeq ur Rehman Khan)
2014-01-28:     Vendor Notification (Microsoft Security Response Center)
2014-03-13:     Vendor Response/Feedback (Microsoft Security Response Center)
2014-07-16:     Vendor Fix/Patch  (by Vulnerability Laboratory Check)
2014-07-17:     Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

Discovery Status:

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

Technical Details & Description:
A boolean-based blind SQL Injection web vulnerability has been detected in the official MSN (habitos.be.msn.com) web 
application Service.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject own sql commands to compromise the affected web-application and 
connected dbms. 

The SQL Injection vulnerability is located in the item.asp file. The vulnerable parameter to inject the sql commands is 
Remote attacker are able to inject own sql commands to the item_id value in the item.asp file GET method request. The 
issue is a 
blind injection and the attack type is boolean based. The security risk of theremote sql injection web vulnerability 
is estimated as critical with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 9.1.

The remote sql injection web vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without privileged application user 
and without required user interaction. Successful exploitation of the sql injection vulnerability results in 
application and 
web-service or dbms compromise.

Vulnerable Domain(s):
                                [+] habitos.be.msn.com

Vulnerable file(s):
                                [+] item.asp

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
                                [+] item_id

Proof of Concept (PoC):
The remote blind sql injection vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without user interaction or 
privileged web-application user account. For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the 
provided steps and information below. 

Request #1

Request #2

Solution - Fix & Patch:
The vulnerability can be patched by a secure restriction and parse or encode of the vulnerable item_id value GET method 

Security Risk:
The security risk of the remote blind sql injection web vulnerability is estimated as critical.

Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Ateeq ur Rehman Khan [ateeq () evolution-sec com] (@OhTheITGuy) 

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