Vulnerability CVE-2017-7692


Published: 2017-04-20   Modified: 2017-04-24

Description:
SquirrelMail 1.4.22 allows post-authentication remote code execution via a sendmail.cf file that is mishandled in a popen call. It's possible to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary shell commands on the remote server. The problem is in the Deliver_SendMail.class.php with the initStream function that uses escapeshellcmd() to sanitize the sendmail command before executing it. The use of escapeshellcmd() is not correct in this case since it doesn't escape whitespaces, allowing the injection of arbitrary command parameters. The problem is in -f$envelopefrom within the sendmail command line. Hence, if the target server uses sendmail and SquirrelMail is configured to use it as a command-line program, it's possible to trick sendmail into using an attacker-provided configuration file that triggers the execution of an arbitrary command. For exploitation, the attacker must upload a sendmail.cf file as an email attachment, and inject the sendmail.cf filename with the -C option within the "Options > Personal Informations > Email Address" setting.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
SquirrelMail < 1.4.22 - Remote Code Execution
Dawid Golunski
24.04.2017

Vendor: Squirrelmail
Product: Squirrelmail 
Version: 1.4.22;

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
9/10
10/10
8/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete

 References:
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/04/19/6
https://legalhackers.com/advisories/SquirrelMail-Exploit-Remote-Code-Exec-CVE-2017-7692-Vuln.html

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