Password Manager Pro SQL Injection

Credit: Pedro Ribeiro
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Hi, This is part 7 of the ManageOwnage series. For previous parts, see [1]. Today we have a blind SQL injection in Password Manager Pro (PMP) that can be abused to escalate privileges for a low privileged user (like a guest) to the "super administrator". Using our new powers we can then dump the whole password database in cleartext. Unlike in part 6, this time ManageEngine have been responsible and released an update. It actually took them less than a month to fix it - so props to the PMP development team. I have also produces a Metasploit module that performs the injection, escalates privileges and dumps the password database. It has been proposed for merging and hopefully should be integrated in the next few days: Details and full advisory text is below. A copy of this advisory can be obtained from my repo [2]. Regards, Pedro >> Authenticated blind SQL injection in Password Manager Pro / Pro MSP >> Discovered by Pedro Ribeiro (, Agile Information Security ========================================================================== Disclosure: 08/11/2014 / Last updated: 08/11/2014 >> Background on the affected products: "Password Manager Pro (PMP) is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises." >> Technical details: PMP has a SQL injection vulnerability in its search function. A valid user account is required to exploit the injection, however a low privileged guest account is enough. The application uses different database backends by default depending on its version: versions < 6.8 use the MySQL backend and versions >= 6.8 use PostgreSQL. Single quotes are escaped with backslashes at the injection point, but this can be somewhat avoided by double escaping the slashes (\\'). In addition, injected strings are all modified to uppercase. These two unintended "protections" make it difficult to exploit the injection to achieve remote code execution. However the injection can be abused in creative ways - for example to escalate the current user privileges to "Super Administrator", which has access to all the passwords in the system in unencrypted format. This can be achieved by injecting the following queries: "update AaaAuthorizedRole set role_id=1 where account_id=<userId>;insert into ptrx_superadmin values (<userId>,true);". A Metasploit module has been released that creates a new "Super Administrator" account and exports PMP's password database in CSV format. All passwords are exported unencrypted. Vulnerability: Blind SQL injection in SEARCH_ALL parameter (multiple pages affected) Constraints: authentication needed (guest / low privileged user account) CVE-2014-8498 POST / Affected versions: Unknown, at least v7 build 7001 to vX build XXX CVE-2014-8499 POST / POST / Affected versions: Unknown, at least v6.5 to vX build XXX COUNT=1&USERID=1&SEARCH_ALL=<injection here> >> Fix: Upgrade to version 7.1 build 7105 [1] [2]


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