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


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


IBM Navigator for i 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 could allow an authenticated user to obtain sensitive information for an object they are authorized to but not while using this interface. By performing a UNION based SQL injection an attacker could see file permissions through this interface. IBM X-Force ID: 239304.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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