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Path Traversal in BlackCat CMS

Advisory ID:HTB23263
Product:BlackCat CMS
Vendor:Black Cat Development
Vulnerable Versions:1.1.1 and probably prior
Tested Version:1.1.1
Advisory Publication:June 10, 2015 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:June 10, 2015
Vendor Fix:June 24, 2015
Public Disclosure:July 1, 2015
Vulnerability Type:Path Traversal [CWE-22]
CVE Reference:CVE-2015-5079
Risk Level:High
CVSSv2 Base Score:7.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:С/I:N/A:N)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in BlackCat CMS, which can be exploited to view contents of arbitrary files on the local system. An attacker might be able to obtain potentially sensitive or system information, and even compromise the vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of file path in "dl" HTTP GET parameter, when reading local files using "/modules/blackcat/widgets/logs.php" script. A remote unauthenticated attacker can download arbitrary files from the vulnerable system using directory traversal sequences ("../").

A simple exploit below allows download of "config.php" file:


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Update to BlackCat CMS 1.1.2

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23263 - - Path Traversal in BlackCat CMS.
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