Avanset Visual CertExam Manager 3.3 SQL injection vulnerability

2014-01-23T00:00:00
ID VU:869702
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2014-07-24T00:00:00

Description

Overview

Avanset Visual CertExam Manager version 3.3 and below contain a SQL injection vulnerability.

Description

CWE-89: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

Avanset Visual CertExam Manager version 3.3 and below contain a SQL injection vulnerability due to the application failing to validate user input variables. It has been reported that the fields "Title", "File name", and "Candidate Name" are all vulnerable to SQL injection.


Impact

An authenticated attacker can read or modify data in the application database.


Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.


Restrict Access

Enable firewall rules to restrict access to the Avanset Visual CertExam Manager from external untrusted sources.


Vendor Information

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
---|---|---|---
Avanset| | -| 09 Jan 2014
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
---|---|---
Base | 6.5 | AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal | 5.6 | E:POC/RL:U/RC:UR
Environmental | 1.4 | CDP:N/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

  • <http://www.avanset.com/products/visual-certexam-suite.html>
  • <http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/89.html>

Credit

Thanks to security researcher Mr. Aung Khant (aungkhant0911@gmail.com) for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-7175
  • Date Public: 17 Jan 2014
  • Date First Published: 23 Jan 2014
  • Date Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014
  • Document Revision: 13