Abysssec Inc Public Advisory
Title : PHP <= 5.2.9 SafeMod Bypass Vulnerability
Affected Version : Tested on 5.2.8, 5.2.6 but previous versions maybe be afftect
Vendor Site : www.php.net
Vulnerability Discoverd by : www.abysssec.com
Here is another safemod bypass vulnerability exist in php <= 5.2.9 on windows .
the problem comes from OS behavior - implement and interfacing between php
and operation systems directory structure . the problem is php won't tell difference
between directory browsing in linux and windows this can lead attacker to ability
execute his / her commands on targert machie even in SafeMod On (php.ini setting) .
in linux when you want open a directory for example php directory you need
to go to /usr/bin/php and you can't use \usr\bin\php . but windows won't tell
diffence between slash and back slash it means there is no didffrence between
c:\php and c:/php , and this is not vulnerability but itself but because of this simple
php implement "\" character can escape safemode using function like excec .
PoC / Exploit :
orginal : www.abysssec.com/safemod-windows.zip
mirror : https://github.com/offensive-security/exploit-database-bin-sploits/raw/master/bin-sploits/8799.zip (2009-safemod-windows.zip)
note : this vulnerabities is just for educational purpose and showing vulnerability exist
so author will be not be responsible for any damage using this vulnerabilty.
for more information visit Abysssec.com
feel free to contact me at admin [at] abysssec.com
# milw0rm.com [2009-05-26]