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

CVE-2022-3141

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

The Translate Multilingual sites WordPress plugin before 2.3.3 is vulnerable to an authenticated SQL injection. By adding a new language (via the settings page) containing specific special characters, the backticks in the SQL query can be surpassed and a time-based blind payload can be injected.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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  • Published