Sonicwall Scrutinizer v9.5.2 - SQL Injection Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-02-18T00:00:00



Sonicwall Scrutinizer v9.5.2 - SQL Injection Vulnerability




9984: Investigate Vulnerability Lab issues (this ticket included tracking the creation of our DBI shim to error on semi-colon)

10149: Create a common function to escape characters that can be used for SQL injection

10139: Review all mapping and flow analytics queries to make sure inputs included in SQL are escaped

10141: Review all reporting and filtering queries to make sure inputs included in SQL are escaped

10140: Review all alarm tab and admin tab queries to make sure inputs included in SQL are escaped



Common Vulnerability Scoring System:



Dell SonicWALL Scrutinizer is a multi-vendor, flow-based application traffic analytics, visualization and reporting tool to measure and troubleshoot network performance and utilization while increasing productivity for enterprises and service providers. Scrutinizer supports a wide range of routers, switches, firewalls, and data-flow reporting protocols, providing unparalleled insight into application traffic analysis from IPFIX/NetFlow data exported by Dell SonicWALL firewalls, as well as support for a wide range of routers, switches, firewalls, and data-flow reporting protocols. IT administrators in charge of high throughput networks can deploy Scrutinizer as a virtual appliance for high performance environments.

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The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered SQL Injection vulnerability in the Dells Sonicwall OEM Scrutinizer v9.5.2 appliance application.


2012-12-05: Researcher Notification & Coordination 2012-12-07: Vendor Notification 2013-01-08: Vendor Response/Feedback 2013-02-10: Vendor Fix/Patch 2013-02-11: Public Disclosure



Affected Products:

DELL Product: Sonicwall OEM Scrutinizer 9.5.2






A blind SQL Injection vulnerability is detected in the Sonicwall OEM Scrutinizer v9.5.2 appliance application. The bug allows remote attackers to execute/inject own sql statement/commands to manipulate the affected vulnerable application dbms. The sql injection vulnerability is located in the fa_web.cgi file with the bound gadget listing module and the vulnerable orderby or gadget parameters. Exploitation requires no user interaction & without privileged application user account. Successful exploitation of the remote sql vulnerability results in dbms & application compromise.

Vulnerable File(s): [+] fa_web.cgi

Vulnerable Module(s): [+] gadget listing

Vulnerable Parameter(s): [+] orderby [+] gadget

Proof of Concept:

The remote sql injection vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without required privileged application user account and also without user interaction. For demonstration or reproduce ...

PoC:[SQL INJECTION VULNERABILITY!]&orderby=1&cachebreaker=23_52_5_814-1%27[SQL INJECTION VULNERABILITY!]&cachebreaker=23_52_5_814-1%27


1) Scrutinizer team created a own DB layer that will die if a semicolon is found within a SQL query 2) We have changed more queries to pass inputs as bound variables to the DB engine which prevents possible SQL injection


The security risk of the remote sql injection vulnerability is estimated as high(+).


Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Benjamin Kunz Mejri (


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