VDB-93222 · CVE-2016-8904 · BID 94311

dotCMS up to 3.3.0 Containers Pages _EXT_12_orderby sql injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in dotCMS up to 3.3.0 (Content Management System). Affected is an unknown part of the component Containers Pages. The manipulation of the argument _EXT_12_orderby with an unknown input leads to a sql injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/31/2016 by Elar Lang as Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in dotCMS (8x CVE) as not defined mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). The advisory is available at seclists.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-8904 since 10/24/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1505 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 93 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 3.3.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The entries 93220, 93221, 93223 and 93224 are pretty similar.






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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 Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: dotCMS 3.3.1
Patch: github.com


12/14/2015 🔍
12/14/2015 +0 days 🔍
03/16/2016 +93 days 🔍
10/24/2016 +222 days 🔍
10/31/2016 +7 days 🔍
11/01/2016 +1 days 🔍
11/14/2016 +13 days 🔍
11/15/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/29/2022 +2144 days 🔍


Advisory: Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in dotCMS (8x CVE)
Researcher: Elar Lang
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-8904 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94311 - dotCMS Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

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Created: 11/01/2016 10:55 AM
Updated: 09/29/2022 08:49 AM
Changes: 11/01/2016 10:55 AM (64), 05/22/2019 09:56 AM (12), 09/29/2022 08:49 AM (3)
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