Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
The Affiliates Manager WordPress plugin before 2.8.7 does not validate the orderby parameter before using it in an SQL statement in the admin dashboard, leading to an SQL Injection issue
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.