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SQL Injection in Dokeos

Advisory ID:HTB23181
Vulnerable Versions:2.2 RC2 and probably prior
Tested Version:2.2 RC2
Advisory Publication:October 30, 2013 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:October 30, 2013
Public Disclosure:November 27, 2013
Latest Update:November 27, 2013
Vulnerability Type:SQL Injection [CWE-89]
CVE Reference:CVE-2013-6341
Risk Level:High
CVSSv2 Base Score:7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Solution Status:Solution Available
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in Dokeos, which can be exploited to perform SQL Injection attacks.

1) SQL Injection in Dokeos: CVE-2013-6341
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of "language" HTTP GET parameter passed to "/index.php" script. A remote unauthenticated attacker can execute arbitrary SQL commands in application's database and gain complete control over the vulnerable web application.
The following exploitation example displays version of MySQL server:
http://[host]/index.php?language=0%27%20UNION%20SELECT%201,2,3,4,version%28%29,6 ,7,8%20--%202

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Vendor did not reply to 6 notifications by email, 1 notification via twitter, 2 forum threads/direct messages. Currently we are not aware of any official solution for this vulnerability.

Unofficial patch was developed by High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab and is available here: https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23181-patch.zip

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23181 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23181 - SQL Injection in Dokeos.
[2] Dokeos - http://www.dokeos.com/ - Dokeos, the flexible, enterprise-ready e-learning software.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
[5] ImmuniWeb® SaaS - hybrid of manual web application penetration test and cutting-edge vulnerability scanner available online via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.
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