Remote code execution in Backdrop CMS



Published: 2021-01-24 | Updated: 2021-01-28
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-36193
CWE ID CWE-61
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor Backdrop CMS

Security Advisory

Updated: 28.01.2021

Changed bulletin status to patched.

1) UNIX symbolic link following

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-36193

CWE-ID: CWE-61 - UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to a symlink following issue in tar.php file in Archive_Tar. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted archive to the application and force the application to overwrite arbitrary files on the system using directory traversal sequences.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise the affected system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Backdrop CMS: 1.0.0, 1.0.0-preview, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.5.0, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.7.0, 1.7.0-preview, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.9.0, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 1.9.4, 1.9.5, 1.9.6, 1.10.0, 1.10.1, 1.10.2, 1.11.0, 1.11.1, 1.11.2, 1.11.3, 1.11.4, 1.11.5, 1.11.6, 1.11.7, 1.11.8, 1.11.9, 1.12.0, 1.12.1, 1.12.2, 1.12.3, 1.12.4, 1.12.5, 1.12.6, 1.12.7, 1.12.8, 1.13.0, 1.13.0-preview, 1.13.1, 1.13.2, 1.13.3, 1.13.4, 1.13.5, 1.14.0, 1.14.0-preview, 1.14.1, 1.14.2, 1.14.3, 1.14.4, 1.15.0, 1.15.0-preview, 1.15.1, 1.15.2, 1.15.3, 1.15.4, 1.16.0, 1.16.0-preview, 1.16.1, 1.16.2, 1.16.3, 1.16.4, 1.16.5, 1.16.6, 1.17.0, 1.17.1, 1.17.2, 1.17.3, 1.17.4, 1.17.5, 1.18.0

CPE External links

https://backdropcms.org/security/backdrop-sa-core-2021-001

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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