VDB-82568 · CVE-2016-4040 · OpenVAS 103306

dotCMS up to 3.3.1 Workflow _EXT_15_orderby sql injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in dotCMS up to 3.3.1 (Content Management System). Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component Workflow. The manipulation of the argument _EXT_15_orderby with an unknown input leads to a sql injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-89. The product constructs all or part of an SQL command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended SQL command when it is sent to a downstream component. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

SQL injection vulnerability in the Workflow Screen in dotCMS before 3.3.2 allows remote administrators to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the orderby parameter.

The weakness was presented 04/19/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at dotcms.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-4040 since 04/19/2016. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is necessary for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1505.

Upgrading to version 3.3.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

See 82567 for similar entry.






CPE 2.3info

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Class: Sql injection
CWE: CWE-89 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1505

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 103306
OpenVAS Name: dotCMS SQL Injection Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: dotCMS 3.3.2
Patch: github.com


04/19/2016 🔍
04/19/2016 +0 days 🔍
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04/20/2016 +1 days 🔍
07/25/2022 +2287 days 🔍


Advisory: bc4db5d71dc67015572f8e4c6fdf87e29b854d02
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-4040 (🔍)
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Created: 04/20/2016 11:04 AM
Updated: 07/25/2022 12:16 PM
Changes: 04/20/2016 11:04 AM (54), 05/22/2019 09:48 AM (10), 07/25/2022 12:16 PM (4)
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