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Fortibus CMS Input Validation Flaws Let Remote Users Injection SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014242
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2037, CVE-2005-2038   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 20 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0.0
Description:   Tamer Mohamed Hassan from eHosting DataFort reported several vulnerabilities in Fortibus CMS. A remote user can inject SQL commands. A remote user can also modify a target user's account information.

The 'logon.asp' script does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply specially crafted parameter values to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

The 'WeeklyNotesDisplay.asp' script and the search page script are also affected.

A remote authenticated user can exploit a flaw in the 'My info' page to modify a target user's account information, including the administrative user. This can be exploited to reset the target user's password.

The vendor was notified on May 30, 2005.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

A remote authenticated user can modify a target user's information, including resetting the password.

Solution:   The vendor has provided a patch to customers and will include the fix in the next release.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Fortibus CMS v4.0.0 Have Multiple Vulnerabilities

vendor description:

 Fortibus CMS is a full-featured, powerful, yet easy to use Content Management System. 
The purpose of using Fortibus CMS is to simplify the process of creating a 
feature-rich, interactive web site. Best of all, Fortibus CMS doesn't take a team of 
technical staff to install and support.

vulnerabilty overview:

1- input validation vulnerability in logon.asp which can lead to SQL injection in the 
username/password login page

2-in the "My info" page any user can modify the information of another user including 
Admin and reset the password

 3-input validation vulnerability in WeeklyNotesDisplay.asp leads to SQL injection

4-input validation vulnerability in The search Page leads to SQL Injection

proof of concept

Can not be published to protect Fortibus clients

Vulnerable version

Fortibus CMS v4.0.0

Vendor status:

Vendor notified : Monday, May 30, 2005

Vendor Replied: Monday, May 30, 2005

Vendor was extremly fast to response : A ptach has been provided to clients, also the 
issues will be fixed in the new version end of jun


Tamer Mohamed Hassan

Security Engineer

( +971-4-3914077


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Tel: +971 4 3913828, Fax: +971 4 3913050


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