redaxscript 2.5.0: Code Execution

redaxscript 2.5.0: Code Execution

Date: 2015-12-02 10:39:20
Security Advisory – Curesec Research Team

1. Introduction

Affected Product: redaxscript 2.5.0
Fixed in: module has been removed in version 2.6.0
Fixed Version Link: n/a
Vendor Contact:
Vulnerability Type: Code Execution
Remote Exploitable: Yes
Reported to vendor: 10/02/2015
Disclosed to public: 12/02/2015
Release mode: Coordinated release
CVE: n/a
Credits Tim Coen of curesec GmbH

2. Overview


High 9.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C


The module file_manager allows for file uploads, and uses exif_imagetype to check the validity of the file.

By setting the first bytes of the uploaded file to that of a valid image type, an attacker can easily bypass this check and thus upload files of dangerous type.

It should be noted that only files with the name index.php will be executed, as access to all other PHP files is forbidden by a htaccess file.

An account that has access to the module "File manager" is needed to exploit this issue.

3. Code

/modules/file_manager/index.php function file_manager_upload($directory = '') { $file = $_FILES['file']['tmp_name']; $file_name = file_manager_clean_file_name($_FILES['file']['name']); $file_size = $_FILES['file']['size']; /* validate post */ if (function_exists('exif_imagetype')) { if (exif_imagetype($file) == '') { $error = l('file_type_limit', '_file_manager') . l('point'); } }

4. Solution

To mitigate this issue please remove the file_manager module.

5. Report Timeline

10/02/2015 Informed Vendor about Issue
11/15/2015 Vendor removes affected module
12/02/2015 Disclosed to public