#VU27426 SQL injection

Published: 2020-04-29

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27426

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12104


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
WordPress WP-Advanced-Search
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: Mathieu Chartier


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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in the "import" functionality to restore plugins settings in the admin page. A remote authenticated attacker with "edit_posts" capability 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.

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Vulnerable software versions

WordPress WP-Advanced-Search: 1.0 - 3.3.6


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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