Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
MySQL Connector/J before 5.1.35 is vulnerable to SQL Injection. The function quoteIdentifier() in the file src/com/mysql/jdbc/StringUtils.java doesn't check if the identifier is correctly quoted and if quotes within are correctly escaped in the given indentifier, allowing an attacker to inject malicious queries.
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.