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

CVE-2007-4894

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in Wordpress before 2.2.3 and Wordpress multi-user (MU) before 1.2.5a allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the post_type parameter to the pingback.extensions.getPingbacks method in the XMLRPC interface, and other unspecified parameters related to "early database escaping" and missing validation of "query string like parameters."

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  • NETWORK
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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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