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[KIS-2014-10] X2Engine <= 4.1.7 (FileUploadsFilter.php) Unrestricted File Upload Vulnerability

From: Egidio Romano (researchkarmainsecurity.com)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2014 - 10:13:19 CDT


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X2Engine <= 4.1.7 (FileUploadsFilter.php) Unrestricted File Upload Vulnerability
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[-] Software Link:

http://www.x2engine.com/

[-] Affected Versions:

Version 4.1.7 and probably prior versions.

[-] Vulnerability Description:

The vulnerability exists because of the FileUploadsFilter::EXT_BLACKLIST constant, which is a regular
expression for blacklisted files. Due to a lack of case-insensitive matching, the global upload filter
could be bypassed by uploading a malicious file with capital letters within the extension. This can be
exploited to upload and execute arbitrary PHP scripts if X2Engine is running on a case-insensitive
filesystem or if the web server is configured to handle filesí extensions in a case-insensitive fashion.

[-] Solution:

Update to version 4.2 or later.

[-] Disclosure Timeline:

[01/08/2014] - Vendor notified
[02/08/2014] - CVE number requested
[16/08/2014] - CVE number assigned
[05/09/2014] - Version 4.2 released
[23/09/2014] - Public disclosure

[-] CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2014-5298 to this vulnerability.

[-] Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.

[-] Original Advisory:

http://karmainsecurity.com/KIS-2014-10