The New York Times(Nytimes.com) Covert Redirect Web Security Bug Based on Google Doubleclick.net

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(1) WebSite:

nytimes.com



“The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company. It has won 117 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization.

The paper’s print version has the largest circulation of any metropolitan newspaper in the United States, and the second-largest circulation overall, behind The Wall Street Journal. It is ranked 39th in the world by circulation. Following industry trends, its weekday circulation has fallen to fewer than one million daily since 1990. Nicknamed for years as “The Gray Lady”, The New York Times is long regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record”. It is owned by The New York Times Company. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., (whose family (Ochs-Sulzberger) has controlled the paper for five generations, since 1896), is both the paper’s publisher and the company’s chairman. Its international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the International New York Times.” (Wikipedia)

(2) Vulnerability Description:

The New York Times web application has a computer cyber security problem. Hacker can exploit it by Covert Redirect attacks.



The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

The programming code flaw occurs at “adx_click.html?” page with “&goto” parameter, i.e.

http://www.nytimes.com/adx/bin/adx_click.html?type=goto&opzn&page=www.nytimes.com/pages/nyregion/index.html&pos=SFMiddle&sn2=8dfce1f6/9926f9b3&sn1=bbba504f/c0de9221&camp=CouplesResorts_1918341&ad=NYRegionSF_Feb_300x250-B5732328.10663001&goto=http%3A%2F%2Fad%2Edoubleclick%2Enet%2Fddm%2Fclk%2F279541164%3B106630011%3Bs%3Fhttp%3A%2F%2Ffacebook%2Ecom%2Fall%2Dinclusive%2Ephp%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dnyt%26utm%5Fmedium%3Ddisplay%26utm%5Fcontent%3Dclicktracker%26utm%5Fcampaign%3D300x250%5FExpectMore%5FNYT%5FNYRegion

(2.1) When a user is redirected from Nytimes to another site, Nytimes will check parameters “&sn1″ and “&sn2″. If the redirected URL’s domain is OK, Nytimes will allow the reidrection.

However, if the URLs in a redirected domain have open URL redirection vulnerabilities themselves, a user could be redirected from Nytimes to a vulnerable URL in that domain first and later be redirected from this vulnerable site to a malicious site. This is as if being redirected from Nytimes directly.

One of the vulnerable domain is,
doubleclick.net (Google’s Ad website)

(2.2) Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://xingti.tumblr.com”. We can suppose that this webpage is malicious.

Vulnerable URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/adx/bin/adx_click.html?type=goto&opzn&page=www.nytimes.com/pages/nyregion/index.html&pos=SFMiddle&sn2=8dfce1f6/9926f9b3&sn1=bbba504f/c0de9221&camp=CouplesResorts_1918341&ad=NYRegionSF_Feb_300x250-B5732328.10663001&goto=http%3A%2F%2Fad%2Edoubleclick%2Enet%2Fddm%2Fclk%2F279541164%3B106630011%3Bs%3Fhttp%3A%2F%2Ffacebook%2Ecom%2Fall%2Dinclusive%2Ephp%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dnyt%26utm%5Fmedium%3Ddisplay%26utm%5Fcontent%3Dclicktracker%26utm%5Fcampaign%3D300x250%5FExpectMore%5FNYT%5FNYRegion

POC:
http://www.nytimes.com/adx/bin/adx_click.html?type=goto&opzn&page=www.nytimes.com/pages/nyregion/index.html&pos=SFMiddle&sn2=8dfce1f6/9926f9b3&sn1=bbba504f/c0de9221&camp=CouplesResorts_1918341&ad=NYRegionSF_Feb_300x250-B5732328.10663001&goto=http%3A%2F%2Fad%2Edoubleclick%2Enet%2Fddm%2Fclk%2F279541164%3B106630011%3Bs%3Fhttp%3A%2F%2Ftetraph%2Ecom%2Fblog%3F%2Dinclusive%2Ephp%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dnyt%26utm%5Fmedium%3Ddisplay%26utm%5Fcontent%3Dclicktracker%26utm%5Fcampaign%3D300x250%5FExpectMore%5FNYT%5FNYRegion


Blog Detail:
http://tetraph.blogspot.com/2014/05/nytimes-covert-redirect-vulnerability.html



(3) What is Covert Redirect?

Covert Redirect is a class of security bugs disclosed in May 2014. It is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without sufficient validation. This often makes use of Open Redirect and XSS vulnerabilities in third-party applications.

Covert Redirect is also related to single sign-on. It is known by its influence on OAuth and OpenID. Hacker may use it to steal users’ sensitive information. Almost all OAuth 2.0 and OpenID providers worldwide are affected. Covert Redirect was found and dubbed by a Mathematics PhD student Wang Jing from School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

After Covert Redirect was published, it is kept in some common databases such as SCIP, OSVDB, Bugtraq, and X-Force. Its scipID is 13185, while OSVDB reference number is 106567. Bugtraq ID: 67196. X-Force reference number is 93031.

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

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OSVDB 120807 NetCat CMS 3.12 HTML Injection Web Security Vulnerabilities

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OSVDB 120807 NetCat CMS 3.12 HTML Injection Web Security Vulnerabilities

 

Exploit Title: NetCat CMS 3.12 /catalog/search.php? q Parameter HTML Injection Web Security Vulnerabilities

Product: NetCat CMS (Content Management System)

Vendor: NetCat

Vulnerable Versions: 3.12 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.1

Tested Version: 3.12

Advisory Publication: April 15, 2015

Latest Update: April 15, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Improper Input Validation [CWE-20]

CVE Reference: *

OSVDB Reference: 120807

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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

 

 

 



Advisory Details:



(1) Vendor & Product Description:


Vendor:

NetCat

 

Product & Vulnerable Version:

NetCat

3.12 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.1

 

Vendor URL & Download:

NetCat can be downloaded from here,

http://netcat.ru/

 

Product Introduction Overview:

NetCat.ru 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.”

 

 

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:

NetCat web application has a computer security bug problem. It can be exploited by HTML Injection attacks. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) injection, also sometimes referred to as virtual defacement, is an attack on a user made possible by an injection vulnerability in a web application. When an application does not properly handle user supplied data, an attacker can supply valid HTML, typically via a parameter value, and inject their own content into the page. This attack is typically used in conjunction with some form of social engineering, as the attack is exploiting a code-based vulnerability and a user’s trust.

Several NetCat products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. NetCat has patched some of them. Web Security Watch is an aggregator of security reports coming from various sources. It aims to provide a single point of tracking for all publicly disclosed security issues that matter. “Its unique tagging system enables you to see a relevant set of tags associated with each security alert for a quick overview of the affected products. What’s more, you can now subscribe to an RSS feed containing the specific tags that you are interested in – you will then only receive alerts related to those tags.” It has published suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to cyber security vulnerabilities.

 

(2.1) The programming code flaw occurs at “/catalog/search.php?” page with “&q” parameter.

 

 

 

 

Related Articles:
http://www.osvdb.org/show/osvdb/120807
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Apr/37
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/04/15/3
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1843
https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg01922.html
http://cxsecurity.com/search/author/DESC/AND/FIND/1/10/Wang+Jing/
https://progressive-comp.com/?l=full-disclosure&m=142907520526783&w=1
http://tetraph.com/security/html-injection/netcat-cms-3-12-html-injection/
http://whitehatpost.blog.163.com/blog/static/242232054201551434123334/
http://russiapost.blogspot.ru/2015/06/netcat-html-injection.html
https://inzeed.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/netcat-html-injection/
http://computerobsess.blogspot.com/2015/06/osvdb-120807.html
http://blog.163.com/greensun_2006/blog/static/11122112201551434045926/
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-web-security/netcat-cms-3-12-html/
http://germancast.blogspot.de/2015/06/netcat-html-injection.html
http://diebiyi.com/articles/security/netcat-cms-3-12-html-injection/

 

 

 

CVE-2015-2349 – SuperWebMailer 5.50.0.01160 XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities

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CVE-2015-2349 – SuperWebMailer 5.50.0.01160 XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities



Exploit Title: CVE-2015-2349 – SuperWebMailer /defaultnewsletter.php” HTMLForm Parameter XSS Web Security Vulnerabilities

Product: SuperWebMailer

Vendor: SuperWebMailer

Vulnerable Versions: 5.*.0.*   4.*.0.*

Tested Version: 5.*.0.*   4.*.0.*

Advisory Publication: March 11, 2015

Latest Update: May 03, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]

CVE Reference: CVE-2015-2349

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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








Information Details:



(1) Vendor & Product Description:



Vendor:

SuperWebMailer




Product & Vulnerable Versions:

SuperWebMailer

5.60.0.01190

5.50.0.01160

5.40.0.01145

5.30.0.01123

5.20.0.01113

5.10.0.00982

5.05.0.00970

5.02.0.00965

5.00.0.00962

4.50.0.00930

4.40.0.00917

4.31.0.00914

4.30.0.00907

4.20.0.00892

4.10.0.00875



Vendor URL & Download:

SuperWebMailer can be gained from here,

http://www.superwebmailer.de/




Product Introduction Overview:

“Super webmail is a web-based PHP Newsletter Software. The web-based PHP Newsletter Software Super webmail is the optimal solution for the implementation of a successful e-mail marketing.”


“To use the online PHP Newsletter Script is your own website / server with PHP 4 or newer, MySQL 3.23 or later and the execution of CronJobs required. Once installed, the online newsletter software Super webmail can be served directly in the browser. The PHP Newsletter Tool Super webmail can therefore be used platform-independent all operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Apple Macintosh, with Internet access worldwide. The PHP Newsletter Script allows you to manage your newsletter recipients including registration and deregistration from the newsletter mailing list by double-opt In, Double Opt-Out and automatic bounce management. Send online your personalized newsletter / e-mails in HTML and Text format with embedded images and attachments immediately in the browser or by CronJob script in the background immediately or at a later. With the integrated tracking function to monitor the success of the newsletter mailing, if thereby the openings of the newsletter and clicks on links in the newsletter graphically evaluated and presented. Put the integrated autoresponder to autorun absence messages or the receipt of e-mails to confirm.”


“It is now included CKEditor 4.4.7. An upgrade to the latest version is recommended as an in CKEditor 4.4.5 Vulnerability found. Super webmail from immediately contains new chart component for the statistics that do not need a flash and are therefore also represented on Apple devices. For the Newsletter tracking statistics is now an easy print version of the charts available that can be printed or saved with PDF printer driver installed in a PDF file. When viewing the e-mails in the mailing lists of the sender of the email is displayed in a column that sent the e-mail to the mailing list. For form creation for the newsletter subscription / cancellation are now available variant”






(2) Vulnerability Details:

SuperWebMailer web application has a computer security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks. This may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server. 



Several other related products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. SuperWebMailer 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 web application vulnerabilities.


(2.1) The programming code flaw occurs at “&HTMLForm” parameter in “defaultnewsletter.php?” page.








Related Results:

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Mar/55

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/73063

http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/03/07/3

http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1819

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/131288/ECE-Projects-Cross-Site-Scripting.html

http://static-173-79-223-25.washdc.fios.verizon.net/?l=full-disclosure&m=142551542201539&w=2

https://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2015030043

http://aibiyi.lofter.com/post/1cc9f4e9_6edf9bf

http://tetraph.tumblr.com/post/118764414962/canghaixiao-cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer

http://canghaixiao.tumblr.com/post/118764381217/cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer-5-50-0-01160-xss

http://essaybeans.lofter.com/post/1cc77d20_6edf28c

https://www.facebook.com/essaybeans/posts/561250300683107

https://twitter.com/essayjeans/status/598021595974602752

https://www.facebook.com/pcwebsecurities/posts/687478118064775

http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/234603051201541231655569/

https://plus.google.com/112682696109623633489/posts/djqcrDw5dQp

http://essayjeans.blogspot.com/2015/05/cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer-550001160.html

https://mathfas.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer-5-50-0-01160-xss/

http://www.tetraph.com/blog/xss-vulnerability/cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer-5-50-0-01160-xss/

https://vulnerabilitypost.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer-5-50-0-01160-xss/

http://aibiyi.blogspot.com/2015/05/cve-2015-2349-superwebmailer-550001160.html





CVE-2014-9558 SmartCMS Multiple SQL Injection Security Vulnerability

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CVE-2014-9558 SmartCMS Multiple SQL Injection Security Vulnerability

 

Exploit Title: Smartwebsites SmartCMS v.2 Multiple SQL Injection Security Vulnerabilities
Product: SmartCMS v.2
Vendor: Smartwebsites
Vulnerable Versions: v.2
Tested Version: v.2
Advisory Publication: Jan 22, 2015
Latest Update: Jan 22, 2015
Vulnerability Type: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command (‘SQL Injection’) (CWE-89)
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-9558
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
Credit: Wang Jing [MAS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore]

 

 

Advisory Details:

 

(1) Vendor & Product Description

 

Vendor: Smartwebsites

 

Product & Version: SmartCMS v.2

 

Vendor URL & Download:

 

Product Description:
“SmartCMS is one of the most user friendly and smart content management systems there is in the Cyprus market. It makes the content management of a webpage very easy and simple, regardless of the user’s technical skills.”

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:
SmartCMS v.2 has a security vulnerability. It can be exploited by SQL Injection attacks.

 

(2.1) The first vulnerability occurs at “index.php?” page with “pageid” “lang” multiple parameters.

 

(2.2) The second vulnerability occurs at “sitemap.php?” page with “pageid” “lang” multiple parameters.

 

 

References:

 

CVE-2014-9557 SmartCMS Multiple XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Vulnerability

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CVE-2014-9557 SmartCMS Multiple XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Vulnerability

 

Exploit Title: Smartwebsites SmartCMS v.2 Multiple XSS Security Vulnerabilities
Product: SmartCMS v.2
Vendor: Smartwebsites
Vulnerable Versions: v.2
Tested Version: v.2
Advisory Publication: Jan 22, 2015
Latest Update: Jan 22, 2015
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-9557
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
Credit: Wang Jing [MAS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore]

 

 

Advisory Details:

 

(1) Vendor & Product Description
Vendor: Smartwebsites
Product & Version: SmartCMS v.2
Vendor URL & Download:
Product Description: “SmartCMS is one of the most user friendly and smart content management systems there is in the Cyprus market. It makes the content management of a webpage very easy and simple, regardless of the user’s technical skills.”

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:
SmartCMS v.2 has a security vulnerability. It can be exploited by XSS attacks.
(2.1) The first vulnerability occurs at “index.php?” page with “pageid” “lang” multiple parameters.
(2.2) The second vulnerability occurs at “sitemap.php?” page with “pageid” “lang” multiple parameters.

 

 

References:

 

 ty.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_5c3a4a8″ target=”_blank”>http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_5c3a4a8