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UTA EDU University ENG SQL Injection

UTA EDU University ENG SQL Injection
Posted Aug 29, 2013
Authored by Chokri Ben Achor, Vulnerability Laboratory | Site vulnerability-lab.com

The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering website suffered from a remote SQL injection vulnerability. Note that this finding houses site-specific data.

tags | exploit, remote, sql injection
SHA-256 | a8403741d5c50ea00355b08845351cc8d61ca25d32a6dc7ba79d32fa99fee12b

UTA EDU University ENG SQL Injection

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The University of Texas at Arlington´s College of Engineering provides one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in
North Texas and the nation, with eight baccalaureate programs, 13 master`s and 9 doctorates. It is the fourth largest engineering
college in Texas, with about 3,900 students.

(Copy of the Homepage: http://www.uta.edu )

The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a SQL Injection web vulnerability in the famous Arlington Engeneering University in Texas.

2011-12-26: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Chokri Ben Achour)
2012-11-27: Vendor Notification (Support Team)
2012-**-**: Vendor Response/Feedback (Support Team)
2013-08-22: Vendor Fix/Patch (No Response, verify by Check]
2013-08-28: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)




A critical SQL Injection web vulnerability is detected in the famous Arlington Engeneering University in Texas.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject or execute own sql commands to compromise the web-application or web-server dbms.

The vulnerability is located in the engineeringnews module when processing to request ID parameter with own SQL commands.
Remote attackers are able to inject the commands to compromise the web-application and affected database management system.
The flaw is result of the wrong validation of the id value when processing to load the engineeringnews.php file.

Vulnerable Module(s):
[+] ../engineeringnews/

Vulnerable File(s):
[+] engineeringnews.php

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
[+] id

Proof of Concept:
The remote sql injection vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without user interaction or privileged user account.
For demonstration or reproduce ...


2013-08-22: Vendor Fix/Patch (No Response, verify by Check]

The security risk of the remote sql injection web vulnerability is estimated as critical.

Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Chokri Ben Achour (chokri@evolution-sec.com)

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