SQL injection in Accellion FTA



Published: 2021-02-12
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-89
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Accellion FTA
Server applications / File servers (FTP/HTTP)

Vendor Accellion

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) SQL injection

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

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

Exploit availability: No

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 to the web interface. A remote non-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.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in mid-December 2020 and January 2021.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Accellion FTA: 9_12_180

CPE External links

https://www.accellion.com/company/press-releases/accellion-provides-update-to-recent-fta-security-incident/
https://www.guidepointsecurity.com/accellion-fta-targeted-by-file-downloading-web-shell/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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