Interspire ArticleLive search Query Variable SQL Injection

2005-11-15T05:23:14
ID OSVDB:20833
Type osvdb
Reporter r0t(krustevs@googlemail.com)
Modified 2005-11-15T05:23:14

Description

Vulnerability Description

Interspire ArticleLive contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to carry out an SQL injection attack. The issue is due to the search feature not properly sanitizing user-supplied input to the "Query" variable. This may allow an attacker to inject or manipulate SQL queries in the backend database.

Additionally, if a failed query is performed, the program will disclose the software's installation path. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

Interspire ArticleLive contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to carry out an SQL injection attack. The issue is due to the search feature not properly sanitizing user-supplied input to the "Query" variable. This may allow an attacker to inject or manipulate SQL queries in the backend database.

Additionally, if a failed query is performed, the program will disclose the software's installation path. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[target]/search?Query=%27&fromSmall=true&searchWhat=searchAll&Categories=0&searchField=searchContentBody

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.interspire.com/articlelive/ Secunia Advisory ID:17585 Other Advisory URL: http://osvdb.org/ref/20/20833-articlelive-sql.txt FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2005-2467 CVE-2005-3726 Bugtraq ID: 15480