A vulnerability and a security issue have been reported in PAD Site Scripts, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose sensitive information, and conduct SQL injection attacks.
1) Improper access restrictions are in place when accessing the administration interface. This can be exploited to bypass the authentication mechanism and gain access to the administration control panel by setting the "authuser" cookie to the administrator's username.
2) The result of a database backup is saved to a file having a fixed path name inside the web root. This can be exploited to disclose sensitive information by downloading the file after a database backup is performed.
3) Input passed to the "search" parameter in list.php is not properly sanitised before being used in SQL queries. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.
The vulnerabilities and the security issue are reported in version 3.6. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Restrict access to the administration interface (e.g. via ".htaccess"). Filter malicious characters and character sequences using a proxy.
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Subject: PAD Site Scripts Insecure Cookie Handling and Database Disclosure
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