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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Barracuda Spam Firewall Vendors:   Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Spam Firewall Input Validation Flaw in 'Accounts View' Section Lets Remote Authenticated Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021455
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1094   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Barracuda Spam Firewall. A remote authenticated user can inject SQL commands.

The 'index.cgi' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'pattern_x' parameter in the 'Users -> Account View' section under the 'Message Count =' search filter. A remote authenticated administrative user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

The vendor was notified on June 16, 2008.

The original advisory is available at:

Dr. Marian Ventuneac of the Data Communication Security Laboratory, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix ( (2008-10-24)).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  CVE-2008-1094 - Barracuda Span Firewall SQL Injection Vulnerability

CVE Number: CVE-2008-1094
Vulnerability: SQL Injection 
Risk: Medium
Attack vector: From Remote

Vulnerability Discovered: 16th June 2008
Vendor Notified: 16th June 2008
Advisory Released: 15th	December 2008


Barracuda Networks Spam Firewall is vulnerable to various SQL Injection attacks. When exploited by an authenticated user, the identified
 vulnerability can lead to Denial of Service, Database Information Disclosure, etc.


The index.cgi resource was identified as being susceptible to SQL Injection attacks. 
When filtering user accounts in Users->Account View section, the pattern_x parameter (where x = 0..n) allows inserting arbitrary SQL

per_user_account_view&boolean_0=boolean_and&filter_0=search_count_equals&pattern_0=if(database() like concat(char(99),char(37)),5,0)

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by injecting arbitrary SQL code to be executed as part of the SQL query.

Original Advisory:

Barracuda Networks Technical Alert

Affected Versions

Barracuda Spam Firewall (Firmware v3.5.11.020, Model 600)

Other products/versions might be affected.


Vendor recommends to the following firmware version

Barracuda Spam Firewall (Firmware v3.5.12.001)

Alternatively, please contact Barracuda Networks for technical support.


Dr. Marian Ventuneac,
Data Communication Security Laboratory, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Limerick


Data Communication Security Laboratory releases this information with the vendor acceptance. DCSL is not responsible for any malicious
 application of the information presented in this advisory. 


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