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


Severity Medium
Score 5.6/10


SQL injection vulnerability in Pivotal Spring Data JPA before 1.9.6 (Gosling SR6) and 1.10.x before 1.10.4 (Hopper SR4), when used with a repository that defines a String query using the @Query annotation, allows attackers to execute arbitrary JPQL commands via a sort instance with a function call.

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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.

Advisory Timeline

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