"Server-Side Request Forgery" (CWE-918) vulnerability in "infoware MapSuite"
This vulnerability affects versions of MapSuite MapAPI prior to 1.0.36 and 1.1.49
MapSuite MapAPI 1.0.36 and 1.1.49
Both patches are available since 2014-03-26.
This issue was reported to the vendor by Christian Schneider (@cschneider4711)
following a responsible disclosure process.
No authentication required
Using a specially crafted URL to access the MapAPI it is possible to issue
HTTP(S) GET requests originating from the attacked server (behind the firewall)
and to read the response. This enables attackers to access web servers that are not
exposed to be accessed from the internet and thus allows to pivot further into the
Proof of concept
Due to the responsible disclosure process chosen and to not harm unpatched systems,
no concrete exploit code will be presented in this advisory.
MapSuite MapAPI 1.0.x users should upgrade to 1.0.36 or later as soon as possible.
MapSuite MapAPI 1.1.x users should upgrade to 1.1.49 or later as soon as possible.
CVE-2014-2232 as another vulnerability in the same module, which can be exploited
as an Absolute Path Traversal via the same input parameter.
2014-02-20 Vulnerability discovered
2014-02-20 Vulnerability responsibly reported to vendor
2014-02-21 Reply from vendor acknowledging report
2014-02-26 Reply from vendor with first patch (version 1.0.34 and 1.1.47)
meanwhile Testing of the patch by the reporting researcher (Christian Schneider)
2014-03-20 Reported to vendor that first patch could by bypassed
meanwhile Conversation about fix strategies between vendor and reporting researcher
2014-03-26 Reply from vendor with updated patch (version 1.0.36 and 1.1.49)
meanwhile Verification of the patch by reporting researcher + vendor informed customers
2014-06-01 Advisory published in coordination with vendor via BugTraq