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Department of Transport UK - SQL Injection Vulnerability



Title:
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Department of Transport UK - SQL Injection Vulnerability


Date:
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2013-08-29


References:
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http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=732


VL-ID:
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732


Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
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8.6


Introduction:
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Our vision is for a transport system that is an engine for economic growth, but one that is also greener and safer 
and improves quality of life in our communities. The Department provides leadership across the transport sector to 
achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of the services. 
This section contains information on the Department s aims and objectives, its organisational structure, and the 
responsibilities of the various affiliated agencies.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) came into force on 1 January 2005 and aims to make information held 
by public authorities more accessible to the public and allows individuals and companies to request a wide variety 
of material. The Freedom of Information section summarises our request handling procedures and information released 
in response to FOI requests.

(Copy of the Homepage: http://www.dft.gov.uk/about )


Abstract:
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The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a critical remote SQL Injection vulnerability in the offical UK Department for Transport.


Report-Timeline:
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2012-10-11:	Researcher Notification & Coordination (Chokri Ben Achour)
2012-10-12:	Vendor Notification (Support Team)
2012-**-**:	Vendor Response/Feedback (Support Team)
2013-08-22:	Vendor Fix/Patch (No Response, verify by Check]
2013-08-28:	Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)


Status:
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Published


Exploitation-Technique:
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Remote


Severity:
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Critical


Details:
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A blind SQL Injection Vulnerability is detected in the official UK Department for Transport Website Web Application.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to unauthorized inject and execute own sql commands to compromise the application or dbms.

The vulnerability is location in the imagelist.php file when processing to request via GET the vulnerable CATID parameter.
Remote attacker can inject own sql commands to compromise the deparment of transport website application or web-server dbms.

Exploitation of the sql injection web vulnerability requires no user interaction and no privileged application user account.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in web-application compromise & database management system compromise.

Vulnerable Module(s):
				[+] Traffic signs and signals

Vulnerable File(s):
				[+] imagelist.php

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
				[+] CATID


Proof of Concept:
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The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without privileged application or server user account (pre-auth) and 
also without user interaction. For demonstration or reproduce ...

PoC:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/trafficsignsimages/imagelist.php?CATID=6'[SQL+Injection]--


Risk:
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The security risk of the remote sql injection vulnerability is estimated as critical.


Credits:
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Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Chokri  Ben Achour (chokri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)


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