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PHPNews prevnext Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for prevnext parameter 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 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 :

http://newsphp.sourceforge.net/changelog/changelog_1.26.txt

Solution :

Upgrade to PHPNews 1.2.6 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14133

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

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