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


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


The Contest Gallery Pro WordPress plugin before 19.1.5 does not escape the wp_user_id GET parameter before concatenating it to an SQL query in management-show-user.php. This may allow malicious users with at administrator privileges (i.e. on multisite WordPress configurations) to leak sensitive information from the site's database.

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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.


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