TinX CMS 3.x SQL Injection Vulnerability

2009.03.13
Credit: ptsecurity
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-89


CVSS Base Score: 7.5/10
Impact Subscore: 6.4/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: Partial

---------------------------------------------------------------------- (PT-2009-13) Positive Technologies Security Advisory TinX CMS SQL Injection vulnerability ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---[ Affected Software ] TinX CMS Versions 3.x prior to 3.5.1 Product Link: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133415 ---[ Severity Rating ] Severity: High Impact: SQL Injection Attack Vector: Remote CVSS v2: Base Score: 7.5 Temporal Score: 5.9 Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:P/RL:O/RC:C) CVE: CVE-2009-0825 ---[ Software Description ] TinX CMS is a content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). ---[ Vulnerability Description ] Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered a SQL Injection vulnerability in TinX CMS. User input passed to the "id" parameter is not properly sanitized. This can allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the "id" parameter. Example: http://[server]/system/rss.php?id=1'SQL-code SQL injection is an attack technique that can be used to extract, modify, add or delete information from database servers that are used by vulnerable web applications. SQL injection vulnerabilities are caused by an unsecured programming technique that allows client-supplied data to interfere with the syntax of SQL queries. SQL is a programming language that is used by applications to communicate with database systems. ---[ Solution ] Update to version 3.5.1. ---[ Disclosure Timeline ] 04/03/2009 - Vendor is notified 04/03/2009 - Vendor response 04/03/2009 - Requested status update from vendor 05/03/2009 - Vendor releases fixed version and details 06/03/2009 - Public disclosure ---[ Credits ] This vulnerability was discovered by Dmitriy Evteev (Positive Technologies Research Team) using professional network security scanner MaxPatrol. ---[ References ] http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2009-13 http://www.ptsecurity.ru/advisory.asp Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Positive Technologies Research Team: http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/ http://www.ptsecurity.ru/advisory.asp ---[ About Positive Technologies ] Positive Technologies www.ptsecurity.com is among the key players in the IT security market in Russia. The principal activities of the company include the development of integrated tools for information security monitoring (MaxPatrol); providing IT security consulting services and technical support; the development of the Securitylab en.securitylab.ru leading Russian information security portal. Among the clients of Positive Technologies there are more than 40 state enterprises, more than 50 banks and financial organizations, 20 telecommunication companies, more than 40 plant facilities, as well as IT, service and retail companies from Russia, CIS countries, Baltic States, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, South African Republic, Thailand, Turkey and USA. Positive Technologies is a team of highly skilled developers, advisers and experts with years of vast hands-on experience. The company specialists possess professional titles and certificates; they are the members of various international societies and are actively involved in the IT security field development.

References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34021
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133415
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/49115
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501547/100/0/threaded
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=133415&release_id=658540
http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2009-13


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