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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Movable Type Vendors:   Six Apart
Movable Type XML-RPC Interface Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036160
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036160
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5742   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 23 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Movable Type. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The xml-rpc interface does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.1.3, 6.2.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://movabletype.org/news/2016/06/movable_type_626_and_613_released.html

Vendor URL:  movabletype.org/news/2016/06/movable_type_626_and_613_released.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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