Kaspersky Company Account - FileManager Vulnerability
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Product & Service Introduction:
Kaspersky Lab is an international software security group operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company is
headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom. Kaspersky Lab currently employs over 2,850
qualified specialists. It has 31 representative territory offices in 30 countries and its products and technologies provide service
for over 300 million users and over 250,000 corporate clients worldwide. The company is specially focused on large enterprises, and
small- and medium-sized businesses.
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Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory core research team discovered an application-side input validation vulnerability in the official Kaspersky company account FileManager application.
Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2016-08-30: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)
Product: Filemanager (Company Account) - Online Service (Web-Application) 2016 Q3
Technical Details & Description:
Remote attackers are able to inject malicious java script code in the search query into the main module of file manager in the
kaspersky company account online web application . The vulnerable module Manage FTP attachment Tool suffer from persistent cross
site scripting vulnerability that occurs when processing to search or save queries in the application. The request method to
inject is POST and the attack vector is located on the application-side. Due to our investigation we discovered that attackers
are able to save and bookmark the malicious java script code by usage of the current option to save the queries on default.
[+] POST / GET
Proof of Concept (PoC):
The application-side web vulnerabilities can be exploited by remote attackers with low privileged application user account and low or medium user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.
Manual steps to reproduce the vulnerability ...
1. User register at kaspersky company account .
2. User goes to vulnerable module to inject own code :
3. Click on advanced search then type this payload : $"> ">$
4. Attacker make a search query . and execution of XSS occurs .
5. Attacker then goes to searches and save it to bookmark it.
6. Successfully reproduce of the vulnerability!
Solution - Fix & Patch:
The vulnerability has been patched two days after the report has been arrived by the kaspersky service developer group in coordination with the official apt team.
The security risk of the application-side input validation web vulnerabilities in the kaspersky customer filemanager is estimated as medium. (CVSS 3.5)
Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Lawrence Amer (http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/show.php?user=Lawrence%20Amer)
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