Software: Alt-N MDaemon v13.0.3 and prior versions Vendor: http://www.altn.com/ Vulnerability Type: Remote Code Execution Remote: Yes Local: No Discovered: 01 October 2012 Reported: 19 December 2012 Disclosed: 18 February 2013 Whitepaper:Pwning_MDaemon.pdf
Alt-N WebAdmin application is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability via the user account import facility. Attackers may utilize a compromised user/non-admin account to create new accounts in the system or modify existing ones, in a way that will turn-on the autorespond "program processing" functionality and cause it to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system.
Furthermore, utilizing the user account import facility, an ordinary user can change the password of any other user or administrator account within MDaemon and access his/her emails. However, a side-effect of this procedure is that any administrator accounts that get modified this way, are downgraded to ordinary users.
Alt-N MDaemon v13.0.3 & v12.5.6 were tested and found vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.
Steps to follow:
- edit cmd.csv accordingly [Watch it!!! Don't modify the CR chars (\x0d)]
- access WebAdmin with the victim user's credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- goto http://www.example.com:1000/modalframe.wdm?file=user_import.wdm&sid=[SESSION_ID]
- import the cmd.csv file
- send an email to email@example.com to trigger the command execution
- browse to http://www.example.com:3000/ssapi.dat to view the output of your command