Tableau Server Blind SQL Injection

Type packetstorm
Reporter Tanya Secker
Modified 2014-02-11T00:00:00


                                            `Trustwave's SpiderLabs Security Advisory TWSL2014-003:  
Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability in Tableau Server  
Published: 02/07/14  
Version: 1.1  
Vendor: Tableau Software (  
Product: Tableau Server  
Versions affected: 8.1.X before 8.1.2 and 8.0.X before 8.0.7. Not present  
in 7.0.X and earlier.  
Product description:  
Tableau Server is a business intelligence application that provides  
browser-based analytics.  
Finding: Blind SQL Injection  
Credit: Tanya Secker & Christiaan Esterhuizen of Trustwave SpiderLabs  
CVE: CVE-2014-1204  
CWE: CWE-89  
It is possible for an authenticated user or guest user (if enabled) to  
inject arbitrary SQL into the Tableau Server backend database. As a  
proof of concept the default database user (Zrails) was retrieved using the  
following payload:'%20or%20user%20like%20'Zrails  
The database appears to be Oracle and both the modified_after and  
modified_before parameters are vulnerable.  
Remediation Steps:  
The vendor has released a fix in version 8.1.2 and version 8.0.7. Version  
7.0.X is not affected.  
Revision History:  
12/06/13 - Vulnerability disclosed  
12/06/13 - Vendor responded  
12/23/13 - Patch released by vendor  
01/24/14 - Advisory published  
02/07/14 - Advisory revision published  
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