TITLE: PHP-Nuke "cat" Old Articles Block SQL Injection
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA23748
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/23748/
CRITICAL: Moderately critical
IMPACT: Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information
WHERE: >From remote
SOFTWARE: PHP-Nuke 7.x http://secunia.com/product/2385/
DESCRIPTION: Paisterist has discovered a vulnerability in PHP-Nuke, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.
Input passed to the "cat" parameter through index.php to blocks/block-Old_Articles.php is not properly sanitised before being used in SQL queries. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.
Successful exploitation e.g. allows retrieval of administrator usernames and password hashes, but requires that "register_globals" is enabled, "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled, and the attacker knows the prefix for the database tables.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 7.9. Other versions may also be affected.
SOLUTION: Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.
Use another product.
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Paisterist
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://www.neosecurityteam.net/advisories/PHP-Nuke-7.9-Old-Articles-Block-cat-SQL-Injection-vulnerability-31.html
About: This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest vulnerabilities.
Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.) http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/
Please Note: Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by clicking the link. Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories. Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only use those supplied by the vendor.