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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


SQL injection vulnerability in functions/functions_filters.asp in Web Wiz Forums before 8.05a (MySQL version) does not properly filter certain characters in SQL commands, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via \"' (backslash double-quote quote) sequences, which are collapsed into \'', as demonstrated via the name parameter to forum/pop_up_member_search.asp.

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  • NONE

CWE-89 - SQL Injection

Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks are one of the most common types of vulnerabilities. They exploit weaknesses in vulnerable applications to gain unauthorized access to backend databases. This often occurs when an attacker enters unexpected SQL syntax in an input field. The resulting SQL statement behaves in the background in an unintended manner, which allows the possibility of unauthorized data retrieval, data modification, execution of database administration operations, and execution of commands on the operating system.


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