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Joomla SimpleFAQ Component *aid* SQL Injection
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2007 @ 20:30:02 CEST
Topic: Security


SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA26556

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/26556/

CRITICAL: Moderately critical

IMPACT: Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: SimpleFAQ 2.x (component for Joomla) - http://secunia.com/product/15426/

DESCRIPTION: k1tk4t has discovered a vulnerability in the SimpleFAQ component for Joomla, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.



Input passed to the "aid" parameter in the Joomla installation's index.php script (when "option" is set to "com_simplefaq" and "task" to "answer") is not properly sanitised before being used in SQL queries. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code. Successful exploitation allows e.g. retrieving administrator usernames and password hashes. The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.40 and reported in version 2.11. Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION: Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: k1tk4t






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