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PHPNews auth.php SQL Injection Vulnerability

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

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

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
access.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-07/0330.html
http://newsphp.sourceforge.net/changelog/changelog_1.30.txt

Solution:

Upgrade to PHPNews version 1.3.0 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14333

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security.

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