Drupal 7 – CVE-2018-7600 PoC Writeup

作者:Ricter Z


0x00 前言

前几天我分析了 Drupal 8.5.0 的 PoC 构造方法,但是 Drupal 7 还是仍未构造出 PoC。今天看到了 Drupalgeddon2 支持了 Drupal 7 的 Exploit,稍微分析了下,发现 PoC 构建的十分精妙,用到了诸多 Drupal 本身特性,我构造不出果然还是太菜。

首先,Drupal 7 和 Drupal 8 这两个 PoC 本质上是同一原因触发的,我说的同一个原因并不是像是 #pre_render 的 callback 这样,而是都是由于 form_parent 导致 Drupal 遍历到用户控制的 #value,接着进行 render 的时候导致 RCE。Drupal 8 中的 element_parents 十分明显,且从 $_GET 中直接获取,所以很容易的能分析出来,而 Drupal 7 中的 form_parent 就藏得比较隐晦了。

那么,这个 PoC 用到了 Drupal 中的哪些特性呢?

  • Drupal 的 router 传参
  • Drupal 的 form cache

那么,先从 router 讲起。

0x01 Router

当访问 file/ajax/name/#default_value/form-xxxx 的时候,在 menu.inc 中,Drupal 是这样处理的:

function menu_get_item($path = NULL, $router_item = NULL) {
$router_items = &drupal_static(__FUNCTION__);
if (!isset($path)) {
$path = $_GET['q'];
if (isset($router_item)) {
$router_items[$path] = $router_item;
if (!isset($router_items[$path])) {
// Rebuild if we know it's needed, or if the menu masks are missing which
// occurs rarely, likely due to a race condition of multiple rebuilds.
if (variable_get('menu_rebuild_needed', FALSE) || !variable_get('menu_masks', array())) {
if (_menu_check_rebuild()) {
$original_map = arg(NULL, $path);
$parts = array_slice($original_map, 0, MENU_MAX_PARTS);
$ancestors = menu_get_ancestors($parts);
$router_item = db_query_range('SELECT * FROM {menu_router} WHERE path IN (:ancestors) ORDER BY fit DESC', 0, 1, array(':ancestors' => $ancestors))->fetchAssoc();
if ($router_item) {
// Allow modules to alter the router item before it is translated and
// checked for access.
drupal_alter('menu_get_item', $router_item, $path, $original_map);
$map = _menu_translate($router_item, $original_map);
$router_item['original_map'] = $original_map;
if ($map === FALSE) {
$router_items[$path] = FALSE;
return FALSE;


  • $_GET["q"] 取出 path;
  • 将 path 分割后进行组合,得到一个数组;
  • 数组进入数据库查询;


0 = file/ajax/name/#default_value/form-xxxx
1 = file/ajax/name/#default_value/%
2 = file/ajax/name/%/form-xxxxx
3 = file/ajax/name/%/%
4 = file/ajax/%/%/%
5 = file/%/name/%/form-xxxxx
12 = file/%/name
13 = file/ajax
14 = file/%
15 = file

这些是什么呢?实际上这些是 Drupal 的 router,在数据库的 menu_router 表里。这么一串 array 最终和数据库中的 file/ajax 相匹配。Drupal 会根据数据库中的 page_callback 进行回调,也就是回调到 file_ajax_upload 函数。回调的现场:

可以注意到回调的参数为我们 $_GET["q"] 剩下的 name/#default_value/form-xxxx

0x02 file_ajax_upload

file_ajax_upload 即漏洞触发点了,直接分析代码就好。

function file_ajax_upload() {
$form_parents = func_get_args();
$form_build_id = (string) array_pop($form_parents);
if (empty($_POST['form_build_id']) || $form_build_id != $_POST['form_build_id']) {
list($form, $form_state, $form_id, $form_build_id, $commands) = ajax_get_form();
if (!$form) {
// Get the current element and count the number of files.
$current_element = $form;
foreach ($form_parents as $parent) {
$current_element = $current_element[$parent];
$current_file_count = isset($current_element['#file_upload_delta']) ? $current_element['#file_upload_delta'] : 0;
// Process user input. $form and $form_state are modified in the process.
drupal_process_form($form['#form_id'], $form, $form_state);
// Retrieve the element to be rendered.
foreach ($form_parents as $parent) {
$form = $form[$parent];
// Add the special Ajax class if a new file was added.
if (isset($form['#file_upload_delta']) && $current_file_count < $form['#file_upload_delta']) {
$form[$current_file_count]['#attributes']['class'][] = 'ajax-new-content';
// Otherwise just add the new content class on a placeholder.
else {
$form['#suffix'] .= '<span class="ajax-new-content"></span>';
$form['#prefix'] .= theme('status_messages');
$output = drupal_render($form);


  1. 获取参数的最后一个值作为 $form_build_id,验证这个值和 $_POST["form_build_id"] 是否相等;
  2. 通过 $form_build_idajax_get_form获取被缓存的 $form
  3. foreach ($form_parents as $parent) 这个循环即和 Drupal 8 中的 NestedArray::getValue 异曲同工,将 $form 中的值按照 name/#default_value 的路径取出;
  4. 最后,drupal_render($form); 进行渲染,这是漏洞的最终触发点,不做详细分析。

这是一个获取到最终 $form 的现场:

0x03 Form Cache

现在的问题是怎么得到一个被缓存的 $form。首先我们 POST 一个找回密码的请求包,内容如下:

通过分析代码,可以得知,若想 $form 被 cache,需要满足以下几个条件:

    if (($form_state['rebuild'] || !$form_state['executed']) && !form_get_errors()) {
// Form building functions (e.g., _form_builder_handle_input_element())
// may use $form_state['rebuild'] to determine if they are running in the
// context of a rebuild, so ensure it is set.
$form_state['rebuild'] = TRUE;
$form = drupal_rebuild_form($form_id, $form_state, $form);

drupal_rebuild_form 中:

function drupal_rebuild_form($form_id, &$form_state, $old_form = NULL) {
$form = drupal_retrieve_form($form_id, $form_state);
if (empty($form_state['no_cache'])) {
form_set_cache($form['#build_id'], $form, $form_state);

在诸多条件中,($form_state['rebuild'] || !$form_state['executed']) 是默认就被满足的,唯一的问题是 form_get_errors() 会出现问题。由于我们 POST 的 name 需要注入 payload,那么必然会验证失败。

如上图所示,form_get_errors返回了一个错误信息。我们跟进form_set_errors 看一看,这个函数名字像是设置错误信息的函数。

function form_set_error($name = NULL, $message = '', $limit_validation_errors = NULL) {
$form = &drupal_static(__FUNCTION__, array());
$sections = &drupal_static(__FUNCTION__ . ':limit_validation_errors');
if (isset($limit_validation_errors)) {
$sections = $limit_validation_errors;
if (isset($name) && !isset($form[$name])) {
$record = TRUE;
if (isset($sections)) {
// #limit_validation_errors is an array of "sections" within which user
// input must be valid. If the element is within one of these sections,
// the error must be recorded. Otherwise, it can be suppressed.
// #limit_validation_errors can be an empty array, in which case all
// errors are suppressed. For example, a "Previous" button might want its
// submit action to be triggered even if none of the submitted values are
// valid.
$record = FALSE;
foreach ($sections as $section) {
// Exploding by '][' reconstructs the element's #parents. If the
// reconstructed #parents begin with the same keys as the specified
// section, then the element's values are within the part of
// $form_state['values'] that the clicked button requires to be valid,
// so errors for this element must be recorded. As the exploded array
// will all be strings, we need to cast every value of the section
// array to string.
if (array_slice(explode('][', $name), 0, count($section)) === array_map('strval', $section)) {
$record = TRUE;
if ($record) {
$form[$name] = $message;
if ($message) {
drupal_set_message($message, 'error');
return $form;

注意到这个 $record 变量。当 $sections 也就是通过 isset 函数检测时(也就是不为 null),$record 就会设置为 FALSE,也就不会进行错误的记录。通过查阅 form.inc 的代码,我注意到第 1412 行有如下代码:

if (isset($form_state['triggering_element']['#limit_validation_errors']) && ($form_state['triggering_element']['#limit_validation_errors'] !== FALSE) && !($form_state['submitted'] && !isset($form_state['triggering_element']['#submit']))) {
form_set_error(NULL, '', $form_state['triggering_element']['#limit_validation_errors']);
// If submit handlers won't run (due to the submission having been triggered
// by an element whose #executes_submit_callback property isn't TRUE), then
// it's safe to suppress all validation errors, and we do so by default,
// which is particularly useful during an Ajax submission triggered by a
// non-button. An element can override this default by setting the
// #limit_validation_errors property. For button element types,
// #limit_validation_errors defaults to FALSE (via system_element_info()),
// so that full validation is their default behavior.
elseif (isset($form_state['triggering_element']) && !isset($form_state['triggering_element']['#limit_validation_errors']) && !$form_state['submitted']) {
  form_set_error(NULL, '', array());
// As an extra security measure, explicitly turn off error suppression if
// one of the above conditions wasn't met. Since this is also done at the
// end of this function, doing it here is only to handle the rare edge case
// where a validate handler invokes form processing of another form.
else {
//form_set_error(NULL, '', array()); // set _triggering_element_name

当我们普通的 POST 的时候,会进入普通的最后的 else 分支,但是如果满足:

(isset($form_state['triggering_element']) && !isset($form_state['triggering_element']['#limit_validation_errors']) && !$form_state['submitted']


form_set_error(NULL, '', array());

这样调用的话,$limit_validation_errors 就是 Array,可以通过 isset,不会记录错误。我们来看一下这三个条件:

  1. isset($form_state['triggering_element']),默认为 submit 按钮,true
  2. !isset($form_state['triggering_element']['#limit_validation_errors']) ,默认设置了这个值,false
  3. !$form_state['submitted'],默认为 false

看起来形式严峻。首先我在将所有 $form_state['submitted'] 设置为 TRUE 的地方设置了断点,单步调试后发现断在了这个位置:

    // 如果没设置 triggering_element,那么将 triggering_element 设置为 form 的第一个 button
if (!$form_state['programmed'] && !isset($form_state['triggering_element']) && !empty($form_state['buttons'])) {
$form_state['triggering_element'] = $form_state['buttons'][0];
// If the triggering element specifies "button-level" validation and submit
// handlers to run instead of the default form-level ones, then add those to
// the form state.
foreach (array('validate', 'submit') as $type) {
if (isset($form_state['triggering_element']['#' . $type])) {
$form_state[$type . '_handlers'] = $form_state['triggering_element']['#' . $type];
// If the triggering element executes submit handlers, then set the form
// state key that's needed for those handlers to run.
if (!empty($form_state['triggering_element']['#executes_submit_callback'])) {
$form_state['submitted'] = TRUE; // <--- こ↑こ↓

又是 triggering_element,这到底是什么东西?看代码写的,如果没设置 triggering_element,那么将 triggering_element 设置为 form 的第一个 button。我搜索了设置 $form_state['triggering_element'] 的代码:

  // Determine which element (if any) triggered the submission of the form and
// keep track of all the clickable buttons in the form for
// form_state_values_clean(). Enforce the same input processing restrictions
// as above.
if ($process_input) {
// Detect if the element triggered the submission via Ajax.
if (_form_element_triggered_scripted_submission($element, $form_state)) {
$form_state['triggering_element'] = $element;
// If the form was submitted by the browser rather than via Ajax, then it
// can only have been triggered by a button, and we need to determine which
// button within the constraints of how browsers provide this information.
if (isset($element['#button_type'])) {
// All buttons in the form need to be tracked for
// form_state_values_clean() and for the form_builder() code that handles
// a form submission containing no button information in $_POST.
$form_state['buttons'][] = $element;
if (_form_button_was_clicked($element, $form_state)) {
$form_state['triggering_element'] = $element;


 * Detects if an element triggered the form submission via Ajax.
 * This detects button or non-button controls that trigger a form submission via
 * Ajax or some other scriptable environment. These environments can set the
 * special input key '_triggering_element_name' to identify the triggering
 * element. If the name alone doesn't identify the element uniquely, the input
 * key '_triggering_element_value' may also be set to require a match on element
 * value. An example where this is needed is if there are several buttons all
 * named 'op', and only differing in their value.
function _form_element_triggered_scripted_submission($element, &$form_state) {
if (!empty($form_state['input']['_triggering_element_name']) && $element['#name'] == $form_state['input']['_triggering_element_name']) {
if (empty($form_state['input']['_triggering_element_value']) || $form_state['input']['_triggering_element_value'] == $element['#value']) {
return TRUE;
return FALSE;

这段代码的意思是,如果用户输入的 _triggering_element_value$element['#name'] 相等,那么就万事大吉了。那么,我将 POST 的 _triggering_element_name 设置成 name,在此处下一个断点,获取到的现场如下:

$form_state['triggering_element'] 果然变成了 name 元素。继续单步:


form_set_error(NULL, '', array());



0x04 Inject # to Form

现在我们可以得到一个被缓存的 $form,但是,这个被缓存的 $form 并没有注入我们想要的数组,所以也就不能通过 0x02 所述的漏洞触发点进行触发。现在的问题是,如何将我们的 payload 注入到 $form 里。

单步跟入到 user_pass 函数:

function user_pass() {
global $user;
$form['name'] = array(
'#type' => 'textfield',
'#title' => t('Username or e-mail address'),
'#size' => 60,
'#required' => TRUE,
'#default_value' => isset($_GET['name']) ? $_GET['name'] : '',
// Allow logged in users to request this also.
if ($user->uid > 0) {
$form['name']['#type'] = 'value';
$form['name']['#value'] = $user->mail;
$form['mail'] = array(
'#prefix' => '<p>',
// As of https://www.drupal.org/node/889772 the user no longer must log
// out (if they are still logged in when using the password reset link,
// they will be logged out automatically then), but this text is kept as
// is to avoid breaking translations as well as to encourage the user to
// log out manually at a time of their own choosing (when it will not
// interrupt anything else they may have been in the middle of doing).
'#markup' =>  t('Password reset instructions will be mailed to %email. You must log out to use the password reset link in the e-mail.', array('%email' => $user->mail)),
'#suffix' => '</p>',
$form['actions'] = array('#type' => 'actions');
$form['actions']['submit'] = array('#type' => 'submit', '#value' => t('E-mail new password'));
return $form;

可以发现,$form['name']['#default_value'] 是直接从 $_GET['name'] 获取的,而这个注入的 $form 又是直接储存在缓存内的,那么我们将 POST 的 name 转移到 GET 中,再观察数据库中缓存的数组:

我们成功的将 payload 注入到 #default_value 里,那么,再利用 0x02 中所说的漏洞触发点触发即可。

0x05 The Exploit

最终 payload 分为两个请求。 请求 1,将 Payload 注入缓存中:

获取到 form_build_id,再进行请求 2,执行 payload: