SuiteCRM 7.11.11 Broken Access Control / Local File Inclusion

Credit: EgiX
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

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SuiteCRM <= 7.11.11 (add_to_prospect_list) Broken Access Control Vulnerability ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [-] Software Link: [-] Affected Versions: Version 7.11.11 and prior versions. [-] Vulnerability Description: There is a Local File Inclusion vulnerability within the "add_to_prospect_list" function. User input passed through the "parent_module" and "parent_type" parameters is not properly validated before being used in a call to the include() function. This can be exploited to include arbitrary .php files within the webroot and potentially bypass authorization mechanisms (for instance, by setting the "parent_module" parameter to "Administration" and the "parent_type" parameter to "expandDatabase" or any other administrative action which does not implement ACL checks). [-] Solution: No official solution is currently available. [-] Disclosure Timeline: [19/09/2019] - Vendor notified [20/09/2019] - Vendor acknowledgement [12/11/2019] - Vendor contacted again asking for updates, no response [20/01/2020] - Vendor notified about public disclosure intention, no response [07/02/2020] - CVE number assigned [12/02/2020] - Public disclosure [-] CVE Reference: The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2020-8803 to this vulnerability. [-] Credits: Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano. [-] Original Advisory:

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