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geoBlog Input Validation Hole in 'viewcat.php' Permits SQL Injection Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015493
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 17 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): MOD_1.0
Description:   Aliaksandr Hartsuyeu of eVuln reported a vulnerability in geoBlog. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The 'viewcat.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'tmpCategory' parameter. If gpc_magic_quotes is disabled, a remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

A demonstration exploit URL:


A remote user can exploit this to obtain administrative access. With administrative access to the target application, the remote user can upload files to the target system, which may lead to system access.

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

Subject:  [eVuln] geoBlog SQL Injection Vulnerability

New eVuln Advisory:
geoBlog SQL Injection Vulnerability


Software: geoBlog
Sowtware's Web Site:
Versions: MOD_1.0
Critical Level: Dangerous
Type: SQL Injection
Class: Remote
Status: Unpatched
Exploit: Available
Solution: Not Available
Discovered by: Aliaksandr Hartsuyeu (
eVuln ID: EV0033

Vulnerable script: 

Variable $tmpCategory isn't properly sanitized before being used in a
SQL query. This can be used to make any SQL query by injecting arbitrary
SQL code. 

Condition: gpc_magic_quotes - off 

Administrator's login name and password's hash storing in database. 
Administrator has an ability to upload arbitrary files which will be
stored in /files directory. 

System access is possible.

SQL Injection Example: 


No Patch available.

Original Advisory:

Discovered by: Aliaksandr Hartsuyeu (

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