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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 Approvals/ in Request Tracker (RT) 4.0.10 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the ShowPending parameter. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating "We were unable to replicate it, and the individual that reported it retracted their report," and "we had verified that the claimed exploit did not function according to the author's claims.

  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published