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Kunena Forum Extension for Joomla Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
Kunena forum extension for Joomla multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities
Class: Input Validation Error
Credit: Raymond Rizk of Dionach (vulns@xxxxxxxxxxx)
Vulnerable: Kunena v3.0.5
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Kunena Forum is prone to multiple SQL inject vulnerabilities because it fails to sufficiently sanitize user-supplied data.
An attacker may leverage this issue to read information stored in the database. This could allow them to retrieve the Joomla admin credentials which lead to the full compromise of the website.
Kunena v3.0.5 is known to be vulnerable. Earlier versions may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this issue, an attacker must be able to POST messages to the forum. The vulnerability affects all pages/tasks that use parameters in the form of ?parameter?. This is because the array index is not being validated. An attacker can inject the SQL query between the brackets as shown in the proof of concept example below:
True condition will cause a 10 second delay in the server?s response:
False condition will cause the server to respond without delay:
Vendor informed and a new version (3.0.6) was released on 28/07/2014. Vendor recommends updating Kunena to the latest version.