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Secunia Security Advisory 46514

Secunia Security Advisory 46514
Posted Oct 21, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Elgg, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46514

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TITLE:
Elgg pg/search SQL Injection Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46514

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46514/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46514

RELEASE DATE:
2011-10-21

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46514/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46514/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
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* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46514

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Elgg, which can be exploited by
malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.

Input passed e.g. via the "limit" parameter to pg/search is not
properly sanitised in mod/search/search_hooks.php before being used
in a SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by
injecting arbitrary SQL code.

The vulnerability is reported in the versions 1.7.0 through 1.7.13.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.7.14.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Jeroen Dalsem, Coldtrick IT Solutions.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Elgg:
http://blog.elgg.org/pg/blog/brett/read/199/elgg-1714-released
https://github.com/Elgg/Elgg/commit/368d7942a9bc21f5123828a7ba6f3ed2e6fd4efd

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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