SQL Injection in Participants Database plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-02-11
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-8596
CWE ID CWE-89
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Participants Database
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Roland Barker, xnau webdesign

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) SQL injection

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 3.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8596

CWE-ID: CWE-89 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries in database.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data passed via ascdesc, list_filter_count, and sortBy parameters to "/wp-admin/admin.php?page=participants-database" URL. A remote authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected application and execute arbitrary SQL commands within the application database.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to read, delete, modify data in database and gain complete control over the affected application.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Participants Database: 1.9.0, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 1.9.3.1, 1.9.3.2, 1.9.3.3, 1.9.3.4, 1.9.3.5, 1.9.3.6, 1.9.3.7, 1.9.3.8, 1.9.3.9, 1.9.3.10, 1.9.3.11, 1.9.3.12, 1.9.3.13, 1.9.3.14, 1.9.3.15, 1.9.4, 1.9.4.1, 1.9.4.2, 1.9.4.3, 1.9.4.4, 1.9.5, 1.9.5.1, 1.9.5.2, 1.9.5.3, 1.9.5.4, 1.9.5.5

CPE External links

https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/10068/
https://blog.impenetrable.tech/cve-2020-8596

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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