Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
The get_portfolios() and get_portfolio_attributes() functions in the class-portfolio-responsive-gallery-list-table.php and class-portfolio-responsive-gallery-attributes-list-table.php files of the Portfolio Responsive Gallery WordPress plugin before 1.1.8 did not use whitelist or validate the orderby parameter before using it in SQL statements passed to the get_results() DB calls, leading to SQL injection issues in the admin dashboard
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.