[Operators] critical vulnerability in Jappix

Mathias Ertl mati at fsinf.at
Thu Aug 6 12:02:17 UTC 2015

Hi everybody,

I discovered a critical vulnerability in Jappix, allowing anyone to
upload arbitrary files with an arbitrary filename to arbitrary
locations. This means: Upload a php script, upload a .htaccess file to
allow execution -> instant shell access.

The Jappix devs promptly release a fix (thanks!), so if you run a Jappix
installation, upgrade to Version 1.1.5 *right now*. I'm not 100% certain
the issue is really completely fixed, if you are a PHP expert, please
contact me if you have time to further analyze the issue.

Note that we've been exploited as far back as February. This is a
zero-day issue that is known to have been in use since then.

If you want to know if you're affected, look for suspicious looking PHP
scripts in e.g. tmp/ of your Jappix installation. But of course,
anywhere the webserver had write-access to might be possible.

greeting,s Mati

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