#VU50869 Security restrictions bypass


Published: 2021-02-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50869

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-26119

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Smarty
Web applications / CMS

Vendor: smarty.php.net

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to escalate privileges within the application.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions and allows to escape sandbox by allowing to access the $smarty.template_object. A remote user can perform template injection and execute arbitrary PHP code on the server.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Smarty: 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6, 3.1.7, 3.1.8, 3.1.9, 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.1.12, 3.1.13, 3.1.14, 3.1.15, 3.1.16, 3.1.17, 3.1.18, 3.1.19, 3.1.20, 3.1.21, 3.1.22, 3.1.23, 3.1.24, 3.1.25, 3.1.26, 3.1.27, 3.1.28, 3.1.29, 3.1.30, 3.1.31, 3.1.32, 3.1.33, 3.1.34, 3.1.35, 3.1.36, 3.1.37, 3.1.37.1, 3.1.38

CPE

External links
https://github.com/smarty-php/smarty/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.


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