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Secunia Research: TaskFreak "password" SQL Injection Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 29/06/2010

          - TaskFreak "password" SQL Injection Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* TaskFreak 0.6.3

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: Manipulation of data
Where:  From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"TaskFreak! Original is a simple but efficient web based task manager
written in PHP."

Product Link:
http://www.taskfreak.com/original

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in TaskFreak, which
can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.

Input passed via the "password" parameter to login.php (when 
"username" is set to a valid user) is not properly sanitised before 
being used in a SQL query in include/classes/tzn_user.php. This can be 
exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.

Successful exploitation allows bypassing the authentication mechanism,
but requires that "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 0.6.4.

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6) Time Table 

10/06/2010 - Vendor notified.
10/06/2010 - Vendor response.
23/06/2010 - Requested a status update.
24/06/2010 - Vendor response.
28/06/2010 - Vendor releases fixed version.
29/06/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2010-1521 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-79/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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