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Vanilla Forums Parameter Name SQL Injection Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2013-04-08    Last Update:  2013-05-17    Views:  832

Secunia Advisory SA52825

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Michael Schratt has discovered a vulnerability in Vanilla Forums, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.

Input passed via POST parameter names to vanilla/entry/signin and vanilla/entry/passwordrequest is not properly sanitised before being used in a SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.0.18.4. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.0.18.8.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Michael Schratt

Original Advisory:
Michael Schratt:
http://mfs-enterprise.com/wordpress/2013/04/05/vanilla-forums-2-0-18-sql-injection-insert-arbitrary-user-dump-usertable/

Vanilla Forums:
http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/23339/security-update-vanilla-2-0-18-7
https://github.com/vanillaforums/Garden/commit/83078591bc4d263e77d2a2ca283100997755290d

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