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Sites Hacked Via HTMLEditor

Thread began 9/05/2011 11:09 am by siteontime | Last modified 9/28/2011 9:37 am by Jason Byrnes | 1652 views | 6 replies |

siteontimeBeta Tester

Sites Hacked Via HTMLEditor

I spent over 20 hours cleaning up files in more than 15 sites that were hacked via the HTML Editor.

The hackers gained access to each site that I have HTML Editor installed on. They were able to upload files and on each of these sites they deleted the imagesupload or Images/Upload folders which is set to 777 by default through different versions of powerstore. They were able to gain access to the files inside of the editor/plugins folder. They can also access ckeditor and kfm files as well. I am assuming that these are all tied to the fckeditor used by Webassist.

I don't know where or how to find the security hole, but I am assuming that are somehow accessing the upload functionality in this script to upload malicious content and delete files.

This should also really be posted in the powerstore forum as well since this affects powerstore installations as well and I am guessing probably cms manager installs also.

Any support you can provide to close the holes would be greatly appreciated.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

what version of power store / HTML Editor are you using on the sites where you you are having this issue? I will need to know the version in order to track the cause of the issue.

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:
supporthistory.php

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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siteontimeBeta Tester

I have powerstore versions 2, 3 and 4 and all were hacked via the html editor files. Some of these were the WA_iRite files.

I have HTML Editor 2 and also the CSS Form Builder 2 with the HTML Editor built into it.

From whatever access they gained to the server they deleted every file with 777 permissions.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Ok, thanks for that info, I opened an incident for you, Ray will be calling soon to investigate the problem.

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sublucentBeta Tester

Patch? Nothing to worry about? Some news?

I'm building two sites with the HTML editor right now. Should I be worried about this? They are both for the backend of the sites and are in password protected areas. Did the breach occur in a password protected part of the site?

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neo314

Jason and/or Ray,

Could you please post information on this for everyone after you investigate. At least let us know if there is a general vulnerability to be concerned about.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

sublucent:

It really depends on how you configure HTMLEditor. If you set the editor to allow File Upload, you will also need to configure the security tab of the HTMLEditor site settings.

on the security tab, you have the option to set a security assist user level that will be required to gain access to the file manager.

neo314:
For All of the effected products, there is a known issues download patch available in the known issues section of the download center.

the effected products where the solution packs that used HTML Editor.

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glozinski107205

please provide link for known issues download patch available in the known issues section of the download center.

thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The patches are available in the product download section of the download center

Log into your account and go to the download center.

Go to the download page for the product you are using, and any patches for that product will be available.

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glozinski107205

Jason
glozinski@shaw.ca and pw ur2help..i honestly do not see this patch...I got hacked and I need it now! thank you

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