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


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


Forma LMS on its 3.1.0 version and earlier is vulnerable to a SQL injection vulnerability. The exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an authenticated attacker (with the role of student) to perform a SQL injection on the 'search[value] parameter in the appLms/ajax.server.php?r=mycertificate/getMyCertificates' function in order to dump the entire 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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