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CVE-2019-9858

Published: 29 May 2019

Remote code execution was discovered in Horde Groupware Webmail 5.2.22 and 5.2.17. Horde/Form/Type.php contains a vulnerable class that handles image upload in forms. When the Horde_Form_Type_image method onSubmit() is called on uploads, it invokes the functions getImage() and _getUpload(), which uses unsanitized user input as a path to save the image. The unsanitized POST parameter object[photo][img][file] is saved in the $upload[img][file] PHP variable, allowing an attacker to manipulate the $tmp_file passed to move_uploaded_file() to save the uploaded file. By setting the parameter to (for example) ../usr/share/horde/static/bd.php, one can write a PHP backdoor inside the web root. The static/ destination folder is a good candidate to drop the backdoor because it is always writable in Horde installations. (The unsanitized POST parameter went probably unnoticed because it's never submitted by the forms, which default to securely using a random path.)

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

8.8

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
php-horde-form
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

eoan Not vulnerable
(2.0.18-3.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.0.18-3.1)
xenial Needs triage

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 8.8
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required Low
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H