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SQL injection in CompactCMS



Vulnerability ID: HTB22697
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/sql_injection_in_compactcms.html
Product: CompactCMS
Vendor: compactcms.nl ( http://www.compactcms.nl/ ) 
Vulnerable Version: 1.4.1
Vendor Notification: 02 November 2010 
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection
Status: Fixed by Vendor
Risk level: High 
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/) 

Vulnerability Details:
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "News" module to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "id" variable.
Attacker can alter queries to the application SQL database, execute arbitrary queries to the database, compromise the application, access or modify sensitive data, or exploit various vulnerabilities in the underlying SQL database.

Attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. The following PoC is available:


http://compactcms/news.html?id=123%20union%20select%201,1,3,@@version,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19%23


Solution: Upgrade to the most recent version