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Subrion allows to upload pht, phar extensions. #801

Hexife opened this Issue Nov 14, 2018 · 2 comments


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Hexife commented Nov 14, 2018

Brief of this vulnerability
In uploading process, Subrion allows to upload pht, phar files. There are able to execute as PHP script following server environment.

Test Environment

  • Apache/2.4.18 (Debian)
  • PHP (cli)

Affect version


  1. move to http://[address]:[port]/[app_path]/panel/uploads with admin credential

  2. Save php codes with pht or phar extensions. and upload it like below.

# test.pht
<?php system(id);?>
  1. Right Click and Open the uploaded file name or
    move to http://[address]:[port]/[app_path]/uploads/[uploaded file].

  2. Profit!

Reason of This Vulnerability
Subrion has .htaccess file for preventing execution of uploaded file.

# Deny files access for some file extensions
<FilesMatch "(?i)\.(php|php5|php4|php3|php2|phtml|pl|py|jsp|asp|htm|shtml|sh|cgi)$">
    ForceType text/plain
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from All

# Process script files as plain text
AddHandler default-handler .php .php5 .php4 .php3 .php2 .phtml .pl .py .jsp .asp .htm .shtml .sh .cgi

In upload directory, .htaccess did not prevent execution of the files that have the pht and phar extensions. As a result, they are able to execute as PHP script.

I tested the pht extensions because my test environment is PHP 5.6, so mod_php can not execute phar extension scripts as PHP. But If Subrion installed in PHP 7.2+ envrionment, phar extension is also able to execute as PHP.


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Hexife commented Nov 14, 2018

Note: php7 extension was also able to upload, but it could not executable because of .htaccess placed in app root.


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Hexife commented Nov 22, 2018

I got the CVE Numbers for this vulnerability - CVE-2018-19422.

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