Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Elgg 1.7.10 <= | Multiple Vulnerabilities

1. OVERVIEW

The Elgg 1.7.10 and lower versions are vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting and SQL Injection.


2. BACKGROUND

Elgg is an award-winning social networking engine, delivering the building blocks that enable businesses, schools, universities and associations to create their own fully-featured social networks and applications. Well-known Organizations with networks powered by Elgg include: Australian Government, British Government, Federal Canadian Government, MITRE, The World Bank, UNESCO, NASA, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and more (http://elgg.org/powering.php)


3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION

The "internalname" parameter is not properly sanitized, which allows attacker to conduct Cross Site Scripting attack. This may allow an attacker to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary script code in a victim's browser. The "tag_names" is not properly sanitized, which allows attacker to conduct SQL Injection attack.


4. VERSIONS AFFECTED

Elgg 1.7.10 <= 


5. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT/EXPLOIT

	- Cross Site Scripting
	http://localhost/pg/embed/media?internalname=%20%22onmouseover=%22alert%28/XSS/%29%22style=%22width:3000px!important;height:3000px!important;z-index:999999;position:absolute!important;left:0;top:0;%22%20x=%22

	- SQL Injection > Info Disclosure

	http://localhost/pg/search/?q=SQLin&search_type=tags&tag_names=location%27


6. SOLUTION

Upgrade to 1.7.11 or higher.


7. VENDOR

Curverider Ltd 
http://www.curverider.co.uk/
http://elgg.org/


8. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.


9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE

2011-08-01: vulnerability reported
2011-08-15: vendor released fixed version
2011-08-18: vulnerability disclosed


10. REFERENCES

Original Advisory URL: http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/[elgg_1710]_xss_sqlin
Project Home: http://elgg.org/
Vendor Release Note: http://blog.elgg.org/pg/blog/brett/read/189/elgg-1711-released



#yehg [2011-08-18]