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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   PHP-Nuke Vendors:   Phpnuke.org
PHP-Nuke Input Validation Error in Search Module Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015215
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015215
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 15 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.8 and prior versions
Description:   sp3x from securityreason.com reported a vulnerability in PHP-Nuke. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The 'Search' module does not properly validate user-supplied input in the search query field. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

Some demonstration exploit values are provided:

s%') UNION SELECT 0,user_id,username,user_password,0,0,0,0,0,0 FROM nuke_users/* -> users passwords and logins

s%') UNION SELECT 0,pwd,name,aid,0,0,0,0,0,0 FROM nuke_authors/* -> nuke_authors passwords and logins

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://securityreason.com/achievement_exploitalert/5

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (7.9), available at:

http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=Release

Vendor URL:  www.phpnuke.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Critical SQL Injection PHPNuke <= 7.8

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1
 
SecurityAlert SA027
 
Author: sp3x
GPG: http://securityreason.com/key/sp3x.gpg
Date: 15. November 2005
 
Affected software :
===================
 
PHPNuke version : 7.8 with all security fixes/patches
 
Not Affected software :
=======================
 
PHPNuke version : 7.9 + patch 3.1
 
Description :
=============
PHP-Nuke is a Web Portal System, storytelling software, News system, online community or whatever you want to call it. The goal of PHP-Nuke is to have an automated web site to distribute news and articles with users system. Each user can submit comments
 
 


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