Web Application
Security Research

In-depth analysis of our latest vulnerability findings and best practices for secure development.

Bitbucket 6.1.1 Path Traversal to RCE

6 min read 3 Sep 2019 by Johannes Moritz
Bitbucket is one of the worlds leading version control software allowing millions of developers to manage Git repositories and collaborate on source code. Bitbucket is developed by the Australian software company Atlassian which is also kown for Confluence and Jira. In this blog post we will analyse how a common but often overseen security issue found by RIPS Code Analysis leads to a critical vulnerability in Bitbucket (CVE-2019-3397). The issue is caused by the insecure extraction of a compressed TAR archive.

Breaking Into Your Company's Internal Network - SuiteCRM 7.11.4

15 min read 20 Aug 2019 by Robin Peraglie
SuiteCRM, a customer relationship software, is a great first economic choice as CRM software because it is free and open source. However, in this blog post we will see how a vulnerable web application deployed in the internal network of your company can act as a charming entry gateway for any adversary.

WARNING: Pre-Auth Takeover of OXID eShops

6 min read 29 Jul 2019 by Robin Peraglie
RIPS detected a highly critical vulnerability in the OXID eShop software that allows unauthenticated attackers to takeover an eShop remotely in less than a few seconds - all on default configurations. A second vulnerability in the administration panel can then be exploited to gain remote code execution on the server. We highly recommend to update to the latest version!

TYPO3 9.5.7: Overriding the Database to Execute Code

5 min read 16 Jul 2019 by Robin Peraglie
In this technical blog post we examine a critical vulnerability in the core of the TYPO3 CMS which was detected by our static code analysis tool RIPS (CVE-2019-12747). A reliable exploit allows the execution of arbitrary PHP code on the underlying system as authenticated user.

RIPS 3.2: Patch Generation and New IDE Integrations

5 min read 8 Jul 2019 by Martin Bednorz
We are proud to release RIPS 3.2 today with a groundbreaking preview feature: RIPS Automated Patch Generation fixes your vulnerable code lines for the most efficient issue remediation. Our new update also comes with many improvements of RIPS’ PHP and Java analysis engine, usability improvements, as well as with an IDE integration for Visual Studio Code and Eclipse.