Unauthenticated remote code execution on D-Link ShareCenter products

From: roberto.paleari@emaze.net
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: Unauthenticated remote code execution on D-Link ShareCenter products

Unauthenticated remote code execution on D-Link ShareCenter products

Title:                Unauthenticated remote code execution on D-Link ShareCenter products
Release date:  08/02/2012
Last update:     08/02/2012
Credits:         Roberto Paleari, Emaze Networks S.p.A (roberto.paleari@emaze.net)

Class:               Authentication bypass, remote code execution

We confirm the presence of the security vulnerabilities on the following
products/firmware versions:

   * DNS-320, firmware version 2.00.1217.2010
   * DNS-320, firmware version 2.01.0512.2011
   * DNS-320, firmware version 2.02.0901.2011
   * DNS-320, firmware version 2.02.0923.2011
   * DNS-325, firmware version 1.01.1217.2010

Other models and firmware versions are probably also vulnerable, but they were
not checked.

D-Link ShareCenter devices suffer from a publicly-known authentication bypass
issue that, according to an existing advisory[1], can be exploited to cause a

In this advisory we shed some light over the impact of this issue. In
particular, the device implements almost no authentication checks on HTTP
requests for any existing CGI script (i.e., all the CGIs under the /cgi
directory). As an example, an attacker may retrieve the device model & firmware
version by accessing the following resources:

  http://<device IP address>/cgi-bin/discovery.cgi
  http://<device IP address>/cgi-bin/system_mgr.cgi?cmd=get_firm_v_xml

Besides information gathering, this vulnerability can be exploited to gain full
control of the device. In particular, an undocumented functionality permits to
execute arbitrary commands, displaying their output in the generated HTML
page. As an example, to execute the "ls" command, an attacker can access the
following URL:

  http://<device IP address>/cgi-bin/system_mgr.cgi?cmd=cgi_sms_test&command1=ls

Even in this case, no authentication checks are performed.

[1] http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/50902/info

We are not aware of an updated firmware that corrects the issue described in
this advisory.

    * 22/12/2011 - Initial vendor contact.

    * 27/12/2011 - Vendor replied.

    * 28/12/2011 - Emaze asks for a technical contact to discuss the details of
                       the vulnerability. Publication date set to January 18th,

    * 02/01/2012 - No response from the vendor. The author re-sent the last

    * 17/01/2012 - Still no reply from the vendor. The author re-sent the
                   e-mail, again.

    * 31/01/2012 - Sent another e-mail to vendor, to inform about the intention
                  to publicly disclose the vulnerability within February, 3rd.

    * 08/02/2012 - Still no reply. Disclosure.

Copyright(c) Emaze Networks S.p.A 2012, All rights reserved worldwide.
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Emaze Networks has updated ipLegion, its vulnerability assessment platform, to
check for this vulnerability. Contact info@emaze.net to have more information
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