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PHPNews auth.php SQL Injection Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for auth.php SQL injection vulnerability in PHPNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to a SQL
injection attack.

Description :

The remote host is running PHPNews, an open-source news application
written in PHP.

The installed version of PHPNews is prone to a SQL injection attacks
because of the its failure to sanitize user-supplied input via the
'user' and 'password' parameters of the 'auth.php' script. Provided
PHP's 'magic_quotes_gpc' setting is disabled, a possible hacker can exploit
this flaw to manipulate SQL queries, even to gain administrative

See also :


Upgrade to PHPNews version 1.3.0 or later.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6

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