[CVE-2024-28394] External Control of File Name or Path in Advanced Plugins – Sales Reports, Statistics, Custom Fields & Export module for PrestaShop

PrestaShop Security Advisory

In the module “Sales Reports, Statistics, Custom Fields & Export” (reportsstatistics) in versions up to 1.3.20 from Advanced Plugins for PrestaShop, a guest can download and delete all files.


  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-28394
  • Published at: 2024-03-14
  • Platform: PrestaShop
  • Product: reportsstatistics
  • Impacted release: <= 1.3.20 (1.3.30 fixed the critical issue - see WARNING below)
  • Product author: Advanced Plugins
  • Weakness: CWE-73
  • Severity: critical (9.1)


Due to a broken access control, a guest can delete all files of the PrestaShop including .htaccess to access protected folders to steal sensitives data.

WARNING : Be warned that the module still has sensitive issues that suffer a CVSS score 3.1 <= 7.2/10.

CVSS base metrics

  • Attack vector: network
  • Attack complexity: low
  • Privilege required: none
  • User interaction: none
  • Scope: unchanged
  • Confidentiality: none
  • Integrity: high
  • Availability: high

Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H

Possible malicious usage

  • Download and delete all files from the Shop
  • Disable critical security configuration (.htaccess)

Patch from 1.3.20

--- 1.3.20/module/reportsstatistics/export/export.php
+++ XXXXXX/module/reportsstatistics/export/export.php
-$file = urldecode(Tools::getValue('file'));
+$file = basename(urldecode(Tools::getValue('file')));

	header('Content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel');
	header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename='.$file);
--- 1.3.12/module/reportsstatistics/ajax_public.php
+++ XXXXXX/module/reportsstatistics/ajax_public.php
-			$current_value = Tools::jsonDecode(unserialize($context->cookie->apc_fields), true);
+			$current_value = Tools::jsonDecode(unserialize($context->cookie->apc_fields, ['allowed_classes' => false]), true); // Harmless until proven otherwise just for the principle.

Other recommendations

  • It’s recommended to upgrade to the latest version of the module reportsstatistics.
  • NEVER expose a PHPMyAdmin / Adminer / etc without, at least, a htpasswd
  • Activate OWASP 930’s rules on your WAF (Web application firewall) and adjust it for your PrestaShop


2023-09-22Issue discovered during a code review by TouchWeb.fr
2023-09-22Contact PrestaShop Addons security Team to confirm version scope
2023-09-27PrestaShop Addons security Team confirms version scope by author
2024-01-25Author provided a patch for the critical issue but there are still high issues
2024-03-11Received CVE ID
2024-03-14Publish this security advisory


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