In the module Custom Product Designer (tshirtecommerce), an anonymous user can perform an SQL injection attack. The vulnerability is actively exploited by bots. As the module doesn’t seems to be maintained since 2019, it’s strongly suggested to remove it.


  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-27637 / CVE-2023-27638
  • Published at: 2023-03-21
  • Advisory source: Friends-Of-Presta
  • Platform: PrestaShop
  • Product: tshirtecommerce
  • Impacted release: <= 2.1.4 (latest version)
  • Product author: Tshirtecommerce Team
  • Weakness: CWE-89
  • Severity: critical (9.8)


The following issues have been seen in the last version of the PrestaShop Custom Product Designer (tshirtecommerce) module for PrestaShop, published on July 24, 2019 (not fixed up to date) :

  • an HTTP request can be forged with a compromised product_id GET parameter in order to exploit an insecure parameter in front controller file designer.php, which could lead to a SQL injection.
  • and we also suspect that an HTTP request can be potentially forged with a compromised tshirtecommerce_design_cart_id GET parameter in order to exploit an insecure parameter in function hookActionCartSave and updateCustomizationTable, which could eventually lead to a SQL injection.

This exploit uses a PrestaShop front controller and most attackers can conceal the module controller’s path during the exploit so you will never know within your conventional frontend logs that it exploits this vulnerability. You will only see “POST /” inside your conventional frontend logs. Activating the AuditEngine of mod_security (or similar) is the only way to get data to confirm this exploit.

CVSS base metrics

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

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

Possible malicious usage

  • Obtain admin access
  • Remove data from the associated PrestaShop
  • Copy/paste data from sensitive tables to FRONT to exposed tokens and unlock admins’ ajax scripts
  • Rewrite SMTP settings to hijack emails

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Due to the number of vulnerabilities discovered, we advise removing the module and tshirtecommerce directory in root directory.

Patches listed below concerns the two SQL injections discovered.

--- a/modules/tshirtecommerce/controllers/front/designer.php
+++ b/modules/tshirtecommerce/controllers/front/designer.php
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@ class TshirtecommerceDesignerModuleFrontController extends ModuleFrontController
                        $content = '<div class="row-designer"></div>';
                        // Get data from ps_product table
-                       $settings = Db::getInstance(_PS_USE_SQL_SLAVE_)->executeS("SELECT `design_product_id` FROM `"._DB_PREFIX_."product` WHERE `id_product`=".$parent_id);
+                       $settings = Db::getInstance(_PS_USE_SQL_SLAVE_)->executeS("SELECT `design_product_id` FROM `"._DB_PREFIX_."product` WHERE `id_product`=".(int)$parent_id);
                if (isset($settings[0]) && isset($settings[0]['design_product_id'])) {
                     $design_product_id = $settings[0]['design_product_id'];
--- a/modules/tshirtecommerce/tshirtecommerce.php 
+++ b/modules/tshirtecommerce/tshirtecommerce.php 
@@ -1775,8 +1775,8 @@ class Tshirtecommerce extends Module
        protected function updateCustomizationTable($id_customization, $id_address_delivery, $id_cart, $id_product, $tdci, $tdt = 'cart')
                Db::getInstance()->update('customization', array(
-                       'tshirtecommerce_design_cart_id'=> $tdci,
-                       'tshirtecommerce_design_type'   => $tdt),
+                       'tshirtecommerce_design_cart_id'=> pSQL($tdci),
+                       'tshirtecommerce_design_type'   => pSQL($tdt)),
                        '`id_customization`                     = '.(int)$id_customization.' AND
                        `id_address_delivery`                   = '.(int)$id_address_delivery.' AND
                        `id_cart`                                               = '.(int)$id_cart.' AND

Other recommendations

  • It’s recommended to completely remove the tshirtecommerce module as long as the module is not updated
  • To help improve the security of your PrestaShop installation, we recommend upgrading to the latest version. One of the benefits of upgrading is that it will disable the use of multiquery executions (separated by semicolons). However, please be aware that this will not protect your shop against SQL injection attacks that use the UNION clause to steal data. Additionally, it’s important to note that PrestaShop includes a function called pSQL, which includes a strip_tags function. This helps protect your shop against Stored XSS (also known as XSS T2) of Category 1. If a pSQL function is missing, it could potentially expose your project to critical Stored XSS vulnerabilities due to edge cases. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure that all relevant functions are properly implemented and used consistently throughout your project.
  • Change the default database prefix ps_ by a new longer arbitrary prefix. Nevertheless, be warned that this is useless against blackhats with DBA senior skills because of a design vulnerability in DBMS
  • Activate OWASP 942’s rules on your WAF (Web application firewall), be warned that you will probably break your backoffice and you will need to pre-configure some bypasses against these set of rules.


Date Action
2022-10-23 First detection in Apache logs of an exploitation of this module
2023-03-04 Discovery of the vulnerability by Profileo
2023-03-04 Contacting the editor tshirtecommerce (no reply)
2023-03-04 Contacting codecanyon / envato market (no reply)
2023-03-07 Email reminder to the editor tshirtecommerce (no reply)
2023-03-07 Email reminder to the editor tshirtecommerce by another channel (no reply)
2023-03-09 Email reminder to the editor tshirtecommerce (no reply)
2023-03-16 Email reminder to the editor tshirtecommerce (no reply) + Contact form in tshirtecommerce site (not working)
2023-03-16 Contacting again codecanyon / envato market
2023-03-21 Publish this security advisory