VDB-93224 · CVE-2016-8906 · BID 94311

dotCMS up to 3.3.0 Links Pages _EXT_18_orderby sql injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in dotCMS up to 3.3.0 (Content Management System). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Links Pages. The manipulation of the argument _EXT_18_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.

The weakness was shared 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 shared for download at seclists.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-8906 since 10/24/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1505.

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, 93222 and 93223 are related to this item.






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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-2016-8906 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94311 - dotCMS Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

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Created: 11/01/2016 10:55 AM
Updated: 09/29/2022 08:55 AM
Changes: 11/01/2016 10:55 AM (64), 05/22/2019 09:53 AM (12), 09/29/2022 08:55 AM (3)
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