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

CVE-2022-0478

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

The Event Manager and Tickets Selling for WooCommerce WordPress plugin before 3.5.8 does not validate and escape the post_author_gutenberg parameter before using it in a SQL statement when creating/editing events, which could allow users with a role as low as contributor to perform SQL Injection attacks

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • SINGLE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published