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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in VastHTML Forum Server (aka ForumPress) plugin 1.6.1 and 1.6.5 for WordPress allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the (1) search_max parameter in a search action to index.php, which is not properly handled by wpf.class.php, (2) id parameter in an editpost action to index.php, which is not properly handled by wpf-post.php, or (3) topic parameter to feed.php.

  • LOW
  • 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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