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

CVE-2014-5184

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

SQL injection vulnerability in the stripshow-storylines page in the stripShow plugin 2.5.2 for WordPress allows remote authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the story parameter in an edit action to wp-admin/admin.php.

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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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