PunBB 1.3/1.3.1 direction sql injection

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A vulnerability was found in PunBB 1.3/1.3.1 (Forum Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation of the argument direction with an unknown input 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 summary by CVE is:

Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in PunBB 1.3 and 1.3.1 allow remote authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the (1) order_by or (2) direction parameter to admin/users.php, or (3) configuration options to admin/settings.php.

The weakness was released 12/11/2008 by Stefan Esser (Website). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-5434 since 12/11/2008. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as highly functional.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (47185). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 43393, 43392, 45402 and 45400.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Sql injection
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Highly functional
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Advisory: openwall.com
Researcher: Stefan Esser
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-5434 (🔍)
X-Force: 47185 - PunBB users.php SQL injection
SecurityFocus: 32713 - PunBB SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 33059 - PunBB Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities, Not Critical

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 10/22/2018 06:56 AM
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