CMS Made Simple 2.2.15 Shell Upload

Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-264

1) Summary Affected software CMS Made Simple-2.2.15 Vendor URL <> Vulnerability File upload bypass with .phar extension lead to RCE 2) Vulnerability Description The vulnerability affect the `FilePicker` module, it is possible to bypass the restriction and upload a malicious file with `.phar` extension to gain Remote Code Execution. This vulnerability is remotely exploitable and require authentication. 3) PoC and details * Login into the admin area and surf to the `MicroTiny WYSIWYG editor` functionality then click on the insert/edit image button * A new window will be opened, now click on the search button, the `CMSMS File Picker` will be shown * Click on the upload button and Select the .phar file * Surf to uploads/your-file-name.phar and enjoy the shell The exploit is working because the upload handler checks only if the extension contains the `php` string (obviously `phar` does not match). The exploit works fine on a standard Ubuntu system, here the configuration used for the tests: * Linux ubuntu 5.4.0-58-generic * php version 7.4.3 * Apache/2.4.41 (Ubuntu) * File Picker version = "1.0.5" * CMS Made Simple-2.2.15 More details here: 4) Credits This vulnerability has been discovered and reported by Riccardo Krauter researcher @ Soter IT Security ( 5) Timeline 2021/02/26 Vendor was informed 2021/02/26 Vendor said he won't fix 2021/03/17 Public disclosure

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