PT-2009-13: TinX CMS SQL Injection Vulnerability

Affected Software

Versions 3.x prior to 3.5.1

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Severity Rating

Severity:       High
Impact:         SQL Injection
Attack Vector:  Remote


Base Score:     7.5
Temporal Score: 5.9
Vector:         (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:P/RL:O/RC:C)

CVE:   CVE-2009-0825

Software Description

TinX CMS is a content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images).

Vulnerability Description

Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered a SQL Injection vulnerability in TinX CMS.

SQL injection is an attack technique that can be used to extract, modify, add or delete information from database servers that are used by vulnerable web applications. SQL injection vulnerabilities are caused by an unsecured programming technique that allows client-supplied data to interfere with the syntax of SQL queries. SQL is a programming language that is used by applications to communicate with database systems.

User input passed to the "id" parameter is not properly sanitized. This can allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the "id" parameter.



Update to version 3.5.1.

Disclosure Timeline

04/03/2009 - Vendor is notified
04/03/2009 - Vendor response
04/03/2009 - Requested status update from vendor
05/03/2009 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
06/03/2009 - Public disclosure


This vulnerability was discovered by Dmitry Evteev (Positive Technologies Research Team) using professional network security scanner MaxPatrol.


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