vBulletin 5.2.0/5.2.1/5.2.2 Media Upload server-side request forgery

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in vBulletin 5.2.0/5.2.1/5.2.2 (Forum Software). Affected is an unknown function of the component Media Upload. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a server-side request forgery vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-918. The web server receives a URL or similar request from an upstream component and retrieves the contents of this URL, but it does not sufficiently ensure that the request is being sent to the expected destination. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 08/01/2016 by Dawid Golunski as http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-announcements/vbulletin-announcements_aa/4349551-security-patch-vbulletin-5-2-0-5-2-1-5-2-2 as confirmed posting (Forum). The advisory is available at legalhackers.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-6483 since 07/27/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

The exploit is shared for download at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept.

Upgrading to version 5.2.3 Release Candidate 3 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch 5.2.0 Patch Level 3/5.2.1 Patch Level 1/5.2.2 Patch Level 1 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at members.vbulletin.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The posting contains the following remark:

vBulletin Cloud sites have already had this fix applied.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (40225).






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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.1

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Class: Server-side request forgery
CWE: CWE-918
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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OpenVAS ID: 103171
OpenVAS Name: vBulletin Preauth Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) Vulnerability
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Upgrade: vBulletin 5.2.3 Release Candidate 3
Patch: 5.2.0 Patch Level 3/5.2.1 Patch Level 1/5.2.2 Patch Level 1


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Advisory: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-announcements/vbulletin-announcements_aa/4349551-security-patch-vbulletin-5-2-0-5-2-1-5-2-2
Researcher: Dawid Golunski
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-6483 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036553
SecurityFocus: 92350 - vBulletin CVE-2016-6483 Server Side Request Forgery Security Bypass Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 08/09/2016 08:56 AM
Updated: 09/13/2022 01:05 PM
Changes: 08/09/2016 08:56 AM (65), 03/22/2019 02:30 PM (15), 09/13/2022 01:05 PM (3)
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