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Zeuscart 4 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection

Zeuscart 4 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection
Posted Feb 23, 2015
Authored by Steffen Roesemann

Zeuscart version 4 suffers from cross site scripting and remote SQL injection vulnerabilities.

tags | exploit, remote, vulnerability, xss, sql injection
MD5 | 91b4447fe717a996b09b2b2a7f97af20

Zeuscart 4 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection

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Advisory: Multiple reflecting XSS-, SQLi and
InformationDisclosure-vulnerabilities in Zeuscart v.4
Advisory ID: SROEADV-2015-12
Author: Steffen Rösemann
Affected Software: Zeuscart v.4
Vendor URL: http://zeuscart.com/
Vendor Status: pending
CVE-ID: will asked to be assigned after release on FullDisclosure via
Software used for research: Mac OS X 10.10, Firefox 35.0.1

Vulnerability Description:

ECommerce-Shopping Cart Zeuscart v. 4 suffers from multiple XSS-, SQLi- and

Technical Details:


Reflecting XSS-vulnerabilities can be found in a common
Zeuscart-installation in the following locations and could be exploited for
example by crafting a link and make a registered user click on that link.

The parameter "search", which is used in the index.php is vulnerable to



By appending arbitrary HTML- and/or JavaScript-code to the parameter
"schltr" which is as well used in index.php, an attacker could exploit this
XSS-vulnerable parameter:



The third XSS-vulnerability can be found in the "brand"-parameter, which is
again used in index.php.




The SQL injection-vulnerabilities can be found in the administrative
backend of Zeuscart v. 4 and reside in the following locations in a common

By appending arbitrary SQL statements to the "id"-parameter, an attacker
could exploit this SQL injection vulnerability:



Another SQL injection vulnerability can be found here and can be exploited
by appending SQL statements to the vulnerable "cid"-parameter:



The last SQL injection vulnerability I found can be found in the following
location and can be exploited by appending SQL statements to the vulnerable
"id" parameter:


Information Disclosure

The administrative backend of Zeuscart v. 4 allows the admin to use a
functionality, which displays the PHP-installation settings via phpinfo():


Unfortunately, the PHP-script does not check, if an authorized admin
executes this functionality: It is possible even for unregistered users to
request the above link to see the informations, phpinfo() displays. That
could expose sensitive informations to an attacker which could lead to
further exploitation.


Vendor has been notified. After releasing a patch, which seems not to
correct the issues, the vendor decided not to respond anymore to figure out
a solution together. Currently, there is no patch available to secure

Disclosure Timeline:
21-Jan-2015 – found the vulnerabilities
21-Jan-2015 - informed the developers (see [3])
21-Jan-2015 – release date of this security advisory [without technical
21-Jan-2015 – fork of the repository to keep the vulnerable version
available for other researchers (see [5])
22-Jan-2015 - vendor responded, provided detailed information
04-Feb-2015 - vendor patches Bin/Core/Assembler.php; vulnerabilities are
still exploitable, which has been reported to the vendor (see [3])
19-Feb-2015 - asked the vendor again, if he will patch these issues (see
[3]); vendor did not respond
21-Feb-2015 - release date of this security advisory
21-Feb-2015 - send to FullDisclosure


Vulnerabilities found and advisory written by Steffen Rösemann.


[1] http://zeuscart.com/
[2] https://github.com/ZeusCart/zeuscart
[3] https://github.com/ZeusCart/zeuscart/issues/28
[4] http://sroesemann.blogspot.de/2015/01/sroeadv-2015-12.html
[5] https://github.com/sroesemann/zeuscart

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