# Exploit Title: VestaCP 0.9.8-26 - 'backup' Information Disclosure
# Date: 2020-11-25
# Exploit Author: Vulnerability-Lab
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version: 0.9.8-26

Document Title:
VestaCP v0.9.8-26 - Insufficient Session Validation Web Vulnerability

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Release Date:

Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):

Common Vulnerability Scoring System:

Vulnerability Class:
Insufficient Session Validation

Current Estimated Price:
1.000€ - 2.000€

Product & Service Introduction:
Web interface is open source php and javascript interface based on Vesta
open API, it uses 381 vesta CLI calls.
The GNU General Public Licence is a free, copyleft licence for software
and other kinds of works. Its free to change,
modify and redistribute source code.

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Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory core research team discovered a
insufficient session validation vulnerability in the VestaCP v0.9.8-26
hosting web-application.

Affected Product(s):
Product: VestaCP v0.9.8-26 - Hosting Control Panel (Web-Application)

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2020-05-04: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Security Researcher)
2020-05-05: Vendor Notification (Security Department)
2020-05-07: Vendor Response/Feedback (Security Department)
2020-**-**: Vendor Fix/Patch (Service Developer Team)
2020-**-**: Security Acknowledgements (Security Department)
2020-11-25: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

Discovery Status:

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

Authentication Type:
Restricted Authentication (Guest Privileges)

User Interaction:
No User Interaction

Disclosure Type:
Full Disclosure

Technical Details & Description:
An insufficient session validation vulnerability has been discovered in
the official VestaCP (Control Panel) v0.9.8-26 hosting web-application.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to gain sensitive
web-application data or information without permission, authentication
or authorization.

The backup url includes a token parameter for the download request on
backups. The mechanism is to secure that other users can only download the
backup with the token to confirm the permission. The token is not
required for the download and can be deattached in the client-side
session request.
The session validation of the backup download request is insufficient
validating the request without token parameter approval. Next to that
the backup
uses the name of the privileges in combination with the date in a tar
compressed folder. Thus allows a remote attacker with low user
privileges to
download the backup data without permission.

Successful exploitation of the session web vulnerability results in
information disclosure of the local application and dbms backup files.

Request Method(s):
[+] GET

Vulnerable Module(s):
[+] /download/backup/

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
[+] token

Affected Parameter(s):
[+] backup

Proof of Concept (PoC):
The insufficient session validation vulnerability can be exploited by
remote attackers with simple user privileges without user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the information disclosure
issue follow the provided information and steps below to continue.

Request: Default (Download Backup)

PoC: Exploitation

PoC: Exploit
<title>VestaCP (Control Panel) v0.9.8-26 - Information Disclosure

--- PoC Session Logs [GET] ---
Host: vestacp.localhost:8083
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br
Connection: keep-alive
Cookie: PHPSESSID=4neq25hga91vqrf4maktd4q073;
GET: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx
Content-Type: application/gzip
Content-Length: 3891200
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="user.2020-**-**_00-00-17.tar";
Accept-Ranges: bytes


Security Risk:
The security risk of the session validation web vulnerability in the
vestacp web-application is estimated as high.

Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability-Lab -
Benjamin Kunz Mejri -

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