Plague News index.php cid Variable SQL Injection

2005-06-14T23:41:56
ID OSVDB:17687
Type osvdb
Reporter Easyex()
Modified 2005-06-14T23:41:56

Description

Vulnerability Description

Plague News contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to carry out an SQL injection attack. The issue is due to the index.php script not properly sanitizing user-supplied input to the 'cid' variable. This may allow an attacker to inject or manipulate SQL queries in the backend database.

Solution Description

Upgrade to any version after 0.7, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Plague News contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to carry out an SQL injection attack. The issue is due to the index.php script not properly sanitizing user-supplied input to the 'cid' variable. This may allow an attacker to inject or manipulate SQL queries in the backend database.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[victim]/index.php?cid=[SQL Command]

References:

Vendor URL: http://frozenplague.net/ Vendor Specific News/Changelog Entry: http://frozenplague.net/bb/viewtopic.php?t=31 Secunia Advisory ID:15902 Related OSVDB ID: 17688 Related OSVDB ID: 17686 Other Advisory URL: http://dark-assassins.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=90 CVE-2005-2166