Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.
Our Process
What We Scan For
Sample Report
Client List
Contact Us
What We Scan For
Family: CGI abuses --> Category: attack

WordPress Trackback Charset Decoding SQL Injection Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for SQL injection in WordPress

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is prone to SQL
injection attacks.

Description :

The version of WordPress on the remote host supports trackbacks in
alternate character sets and decodes them after escaping SQL
parameters. By specifying an alternate character set and encoding
input with that character set while submitting a trackback, an
unauthenticated remote attacker can bypass the application's parameter
sanitation code and manipulate database queries.

Note that exploitation of this issue is only possible when PHP's
mbstring extension is installed, which is apparently the case with the
remote host.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to WordPress version 2.0.6 or later.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6

Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.


P.O. Box 827051

Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-7051

Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.