SuiteCRM <= 7.11.11 (add_to_prospect_list) Broken Access Control Vulnerability

• Software Link:

https://suitecrm.com/

• Affected Versions:

Version 7.11.11 and prior versions.

• Vulnerability Description:

There is a Local File Inclusion vulnerability within the “add_to_prospect_list” function. User input passed through the “parent_module” and “parent_type” parameters is not properly validated before being used in a call to the include() function. This can be exploited to include arbitrary .php files within the webroot and potentially bypass authorization mechanisms (for instance, by setting the “parent_module” parameter to “Administration” and the “parent_type” parameter to “expandDatabase” or any other administrative action which does not implement ACL checks).

• Solution:

No official solution is currently available.

• Disclosure Timeline:

[19/09/2019] – Vendor notified
[20/09/2019] – Vendor acknowledgement
[12/11/2019] – Vendor contacted again asking for updates, no response
[20/01/2020] – Vendor notified about public disclosure intention, no response
[07/02/2020] – CVE number assigned
[12/02/2020] – Public disclosure

• CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2020-8803 to this vulnerability.

• Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.