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PHPNews prevnext Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for prevnext parameter 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 attack
due to its failure to sanitize user-supplied input via the 'prevnext'
parameter of the 'news.php' script. A possible hacker can exploit this flaw
to affect database queries, possibly revealing sensitive information,
launching attacks against the underlying database, and the like.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to PHPNews 1.2.6 or later.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5

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