[VulnWatch] Happymall E-Commerce Remote Command Execution

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Date: 05/08/03

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    Advisory URL: http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2003/May/1006707.html

    Vendor: Happycgi.com

    Product: Happymall

    Versions: 4.3, 4.4

    Title: Happymall E-Commerce Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary

    Description: Revin Aldi reported an input validation vulnerability in the Happymall
    e-commerce software. Two scripts allow remote users to execute arbitrary commands with
    the privileges of the web server.

    The 'normal_html.cgi' script does not filter user-supplied input before making an open()
    call based on that input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL to cause the
    system to execute arbitrary operating system commands.

    A demonstration exploit is provided:


    /shop/normal_html.cgi? file=;id|

    The vendor reports that the 'member_html.cgi' script is also affected.

    Impact: A remote user can execute arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the
    target web server.

    Solution: The vendor has issued a fix. See the attached CERT-KR advisory for more

    Credit: revin aldi (reVn@minangCrew.Web.Ma) discovered and reported this flaw to
    SecurityTracker and sends Greetz to #MinangCrew at Dal.Net

    CVE: CAN-2003-0243



    Apr 26, 2003 Reported to SecurityTracker
    Apr 27, 2003 Vendor contacted (via English language e-mail, without response)
    Apr 29, 2003 CERTCC-KR initially contacted
    May 2, 2003 Details of vulnerability provided to vendor
    May 3, 2003 CERTCC-KR Advisory published

    Distribution: The above SecurityTracker text is Copyright 2003 by SecurityGlobal.net LLC
    but can be redistributed without restrictions.

    Additional Information: The CERTCC-KR advisory is shown below.

    KA-2003-33: The Vulnerability of File Open Function in Happymall,
                 an application of e-commerce.
    Published : May 03, 2003
    Updated : May 03, 2003
    Reference : http://www.certcc.or.kr

    -- Systems Affected --------
    All web servers running Happymall version 4.3 and 4.4 only

    -- Impact --------
    The normal_html.cgi and member_html.cgi script of Happymall allow
    a remote user to execute arbitrary operating system commands on
    the web server with the privilege of web server.

    -- Description -----------------
    Happymall is an application being used in some e-commerce sites.
    Following is what the problem is.

    1. If you open normal_html.cgi or member_html.cgi you can find that
    there is a sentence, open (A ,"$admin_path/normal_html/$END{'file'}") or
    die print "$END{'file'}, which happens to perl programming from time to time.

    2. $END{'file'} is looking for file itself in the server to get the value of file.

    3. A Remote user possibly exploits a system running Happymall using this vulnerability
    only when the value of file is system function.

    -- Solution --------------------------
    Apply Patch downloaded from :

    How to apply patch to the system :

    1. Extract zip file downloaded and you will get two files,
    member_html.cgi and normal_html.cgi.

    2. Upload those files with ASCII mode to the web server in
    the directory containing index.cgi and overwrite.

    3. Change the linked address
    For example;
    Before patch applied : http://test6.happycgi.com/normal_html.cgi?file=company.html
    After patch applied : http://test6.happycgi.com/normal_html.cgi?file=company

    -- Reference Sites --------------------------

    Korea Information Security Agency, KISA
    Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, CERTCC-KR
    Hot Line: 02-118 Email: cert@certcc.or.kr

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