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

CVE-2014-9115

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

SQL injection vulnerability in the rate_picture function in include/functions_rate.inc.php in Piwigo before 2.5.5, 2.6.x before 2.6.4, and 2.7.x before 2.7.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the rate parameter to picture.php, related to an improper data type in a comparison of a non-numeric value that begins with a digit.

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  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
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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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