SQL Injection Vulnerability in SyntaxCMS

Advisory ID:HTB22540
Product:SyntaxCMS
Vendor:Forum One Communications
Vulnerable Versions:1.3 and probably prior
Tested Version:1.3
Advisory Publication:July 27, 2010 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:July 27, 2010
Public Disclosure:August 10, 2010
Vulnerability Type:SQL Injection [CWE-89]
Risk Level:High
CVSSv2 Base Score:7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in SyntaxCMS which could be exploited to execute arbitrary SQL commands in application`s database.

1) SQL injection vulnerability in SyntaxCMS
An input validation error exists in the "rows_per_page" parameter in /content/general/browse/. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP GET request to the vulnerable script and execute arbitrary SQL commands in application`s database. Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to read, modify, add or delete arbitrary data.
Exploitation example:
http://host/content/general/browse/?x=37&y=15&rows_per_page=10+ANY_SQL+--+&p age=2

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Solution:
Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches or other solutions. The vendor was contacted in accordance to our Vendor Notification Policy but we didn't get any answer or feedback.


References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22540 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB22540 - SQL Injection Vulnerability in SyntaxCMS
[2] SyntaxCMS - http://freecode.com/projects/syntaxcms - Syntax CMS simplifies publishing varied content to a site, creates and manages arbitrary relationships among content items, automates and accelerates custom development, and encourages reuse of site components with other Syntax CMS installations.
[3] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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