Joomla CMS 3.2.1 weblinks-categories id sql injection

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A vulnerability was found in Joomla CMS 3.2.1 (Content Management System) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file /index.php/weblinks-categories. The manipulation of the argument id with the input value 0%20%29%20union%20select%20password%20from%20%60k59cv_users%60%20--%20%29 leads to a sql injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-89. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. An attacker might be able inject and/or alter existing SQL statements which would influence the database exchange.

The weakness was presented 02/06/2014 by kiall-9 as EDB-ID 31459 as not defined exploit (Exploit-DB). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-7981 since 10/08/2014. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by kiall-9 and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73025 (Joomla! 3.x < 3.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91072), Tenable (73025) and Exploit-DB (31459). See 68540, 68545, 71892 and 71891 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.1

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Class: Sql injection
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
Author: kiall-9
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Nessus ID: 73025
Nessus Name: Joomla! 3.x < 3.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Advisory: EDB-ID 31459
Researcher: kiall-9
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-7981 (🔍)
X-Force: 91072 - Joomla! index.php id SQL injection, Medium Risk
SecurityFocus: 65410 - Joomla! 'index.php' SQL Injection Vulnerability
Secunia: 56772

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Created: 02/14/2014 09:47 AM
Updated: 06/09/2021 02:37 PM
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