Amazon Covert Redirect Bug Based on Kindle Daily Post, Omnivoracious, Car Lust



Amazon Covert Redirect Bug Based on Kindle Daily Post, Omnivoracious, Car Lust

— Amazon Covert Redirect Based on Kindle Daily Post, Omnivoracious, Car Lust & Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

“, Inc. (/ˈæməzɒn/ or /ˈæməzən/) is an American electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone — and is a major provider of cloud computing services. Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its inhouse brand AmazonBasics. Amazon has separate retail websites for United States, United Kingdom & Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. In 2011, it had professed an intention to launch its websites in Poland and Sweden.” (Wikipedia)


All,, are websites belonging to Amazon.

“The Kindle Post keeps Kindle customers up-to-date on the latest Kindle news and information and passes along fun reading recommendations, author interviews, and more.”

“Omnivoracious is a blog run by the books editors at We aim to share our passion for the written word through news, reviews, interviews, and more. This is our space to talk books and publishing frankly and we welcome participation through comments. Please visit often or add us to your favorite RSS reader to keep up on the latest information.”

“Car Lust is, very simply, where interesting cars meet irrational emotion. It’s a deeply personal exploration of the hidden gems of the automotive world; a twisted look into a car nut’s mind; and a quirky look at the broader automotive universe – a broader universe that lies beneath the new, the flashy, and the trendy represented in the car magazines.”



Discover and Reporter:
Wang Jing, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)

Vulnerabilities Description:

Amazon has a computer bug security problem. Both Amazon itself and its websites are vulnerable to different kind of attacks. This allows hackers to do phishing attacks to Amazon users.


When a user is redirected from amazon to another site, amazon will check a variable named “token”. Every redirected website will be given one token. This idea is OK. However, all URLs related to the redirected website use the same token. This means if the authenticated site itself has Open Redirect vulnerabilities. Then victims can be redirected to any site from Amazon.


The program code flaw can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (9 9.0.8112.16421) of Windows 7, Mozilla Firefox (37.0.2) & Google Chromium 42.0.2311 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04.2),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks.

Use a website for the following tests. The website is ““. Suppose this website is malicious,



(1) Kindle Daily Post Open Redirect & Amazon Covert Redirect Based on

(1.1) Kindle Daily Post Open Redirect Security Vulnerability

Vulnerable Links:




(1.2) Amazon Covert Redirect Based on

Vulnerable URL of Amazon:








(2) Omnivoracious Open Redirect & Amazon Covert Redirect Based on

(2.1) Omnivoracious Open Redirect Security Vulnerability

Vulnerable Links:




(2.2) Amazon Covert Redirect Based on

Vulnerable URL:








(3) Car Lust Open Redirect & Amazon Covert Redirect Based on

(3.1) Car Lust Open Redirect Security Vulnerability

Vulnerable Links:




(3.2) Amazon Covert Redirect Based on

Vulnerable URL:








Vulnerabilities Disclosure:

The vulnerabilities were reported to Amazon in 2014. Amazon has patch the vulnerabilities.





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CVE-2015-2214 – NetCat CMS Full Path Disclosure (Information Disclosure) Web Security Vulnerabilities



CVE-2015-2214 – NetCat CMS Full Path Disclosure (Information Disclosure) Web Security Vulnerabilities


Exploit Title: CVE-2015-2214 NetCat CMS Full Path Disclosure Web Security Vulnerabilities

Product: NetCat CMS (Content Management System)

Vendor: NetCat

Vulnerable Versions: 5.01   3.12   3.0   2.4   2.3   2.2   2.1   2.0   1.1

Tested Version: 5.01   3.12

Advisory Publication: February 27, 2015

Latest Update: May 05, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Information Leak / Disclosure [CWE-200]

CVE Reference: CVE-2015-2214

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 10.0

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable

Access Complexity: Low

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Credit and Writer: Wang Jing [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore] (@justqdjing)


Consultation Details:


(1) Vendor & Product Description:




Product & Version:


5.01   3.12   3.0   2.4   2.3   2.2   2.1   2.0   1.1


Vendor URL & Download:

NetCat can be accessed from here,


Product Introduction Overview: is russian local company. “NetCat designed to create an absolute majority of the types of sites: from simple “business card” with a minimum content to complex web-based systems, from corporate offices to online stores, libraries or media data – in other words, projects completely different directions and at any level of complexity. View examples of sites running on NetCat CMS can be in a special section.”

“Manage the site on the basis of NetCat can even inexperienced user, because it does not require knowledge of Internet technologies, programming and markup languages. NetCat constantly improving, adds new features. In the process of finalizing necessarily take into account the wishes of our partners and clients, as well as trends in Internet development. More than 2,000 studios and private web developers have chosen for their projects is NetCat, and in 2013 sites, successfully working on our CMS, created more than 18,000.”

“We give a discount on any edition NetCat

We try to help our partners to enter into a close-knit team. To reduce your expenses on the development of a new system, we provide special conditions for the acquisition of commercial licenses NetCat, for a partner is assigned a permanent discount of 40%, which according to the results of further sales could be increased to 60%.”

“Teach your developers work with the secrets NetCat

In addition to the detailed documentation and video tutorials to new partners we offer a unique free service – direct contact with the developer from the team NetCat, which will help in the development of product development tools.”

“We give customers

Once you develop the three sites NetCat information about you appear in our ranking developers. This means that you not only begin to receive direct requests from clients but also become a member of tenders conducted by customers. In addition, if the partner is really good work, employees NetCat begin recommending it to clients requesting assistance in the choice of contractor.”

“We will help in the promotion of

The company is a regular participant NetCat large number of forums, seminars and conferences. We are happy to organize together with partners involved, help with advertising materials and share information for the report.”

“Confirmed its status in the eyes of customers

We have a very flexible system of certification of partners: we do not give certificates for the sale of licenses and for the developed sites. So, for example, to obtain a certificate “Development of corporate websites’ to add to your personal account three implementation of the appropriate type.”


(2) Vulnerability Details:

NetCat web application has a computer security bug problem. It can be exploited by information leakage attacks – Full Path Disclosure (FPD). This may allow a remote attacker to disclose the software’s installation path. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. Netcat has patched some of them. FusionVM Vulnerability Management and Compliance provides sources for the latest info-sec news, tools, and advisories. It has published suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to important vulnerabilities.


(2.1) The first programming code flaw occurs at “&redirect_url” parameter in “netshop/post.php?” page.