GHSA-qj86-p74r-7wp5

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Source
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-qj86-p74r-7wp5
Import Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2023/12/GHSA-qj86-p74r-7wp5/GHSA-qj86-p74r-7wp5.json
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https://api.osv.dev/v1/vulns/GHSA-qj86-p74r-7wp5
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Published
2023-12-16T00:40:04Z
Modified
2023-12-16T00:56:33.773486Z
Severity
  • 9.9 (Critical) CVSS_V3 - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H CVSS Calculator
Summary
Remote code execution/programming rights with configuration section from any user account
Details

Impact

Anyone who can edit an arbitrary wiki page in an XWiki installation can gain programming right through several cases of missing escaping in the code for displaying sections in the administration interface. This impacts the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the whole XWiki installation. Normally, all users are allowed to edit their own user profile so this should be exploitable by all users of the XWiki instance.

The easiest way to reproduce this is to edit any document with the object editor and add an object of type XWiki.ConfigurableClass ("Custom configurable sections"). Set "Display in section" and "Display in Category" to "other", set scope to "Wiki and all spaces" and "Heading" to {{async}}{{groovy}}services.logging.getLogger("attacker").error("Attack from Heading succeeded!"); println("Hello from Groovy!"){{/groovy}}{{/async}}. Click "Save". Open <xwiki-host>/xwiki/bin/view/Main/?sheet=XWiki.AdminSheet&viewer=content&editor=globaladmin&section=other where <xwiki-host> is the URL of your XWiki installation. If this displays just "Hello from Groovy!" in a heading and generates an error message with content "Attack from Heading succeeded!" in XWiki's log, the attack succeeded. Similar attacks are also possible by creating this kind of object on a document with a specially crafted name, see the referenced Jira issues for more reproduction steps.

Patches

This has been fixed in XWiki 14.10.15, 15.5.2 and 15.7RC1

Workarounds

It is possible to manually apply the fixes for the vulnerability by editing two pages in the wiki. This patch needs to be applied to the page XWiki.ConfigurableClassMacros. Further, the following patches need to be applied to the page XWiki.ConfigurableClass:

  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/749f6aee1bfbcf191c3734ea0aa9eba3aa63240e#diff-bf419a99140f3c12fd78ea30f855b63cfb74c1c976ff4436898266d9b37ad3ce
  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/1157c1ecea395aac7f64cd8a6f484b1225416dc7#diff-bf419a99140f3c12fd78ea30f855b63cfb74c1c976ff4436898266d9b37ad3ce
  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/0f367aaae4e0696f61cf5a67a75edd27d1d16db6

Note that also the page XWiki.ConfigurableClass needs to be changed to xwiki/2.1 syntax for the escaping to work properly but the security vulnerability is fixed also without changing the syntax.

References

  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/bd82be936c21b65dee367d558e3050b9b6995713
  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/749f6aee1bfbcf191c3734ea0aa9eba3aa63240e
  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/1157c1ecea395aac7f64cd8a6f484b1225416dc7
  • https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/commit/0f367aaae4e0696f61cf5a67a75edd27d1d16db6
  • https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-21122
  • https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-21121
  • https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-21194
References

Affected packages

Maven / org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-administration-ui

Package

Name
org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-administration-ui
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Purl
pkg:maven/org.xwiki.platform/xwiki-platform-administration-ui

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
2.3
Fixed
14.10.15

Maven / org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-administration-ui

Package

Name
org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-administration-ui
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Purl
pkg:maven/org.xwiki.platform/xwiki-platform-administration-ui

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
15.0-rc-1
Fixed
15.5.2

Maven / org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-administration-ui

Package

Name
org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-administration-ui
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Purl
pkg:maven/org.xwiki.platform/xwiki-platform-administration-ui

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
15.6-rc-1
Fixed
15.7-rc-1