aushack.com - Vulnerability Advisory
Q2 Solutions - ConnX
"ConnX is a ready built internet/intranet solution that empowers employees and
management to view and update HR and Payroll information. Internal
are improved by providing easy access to Company and personal information for
Version 4.0.20080606 has been confirmed as vulnerable. Other versions untested.
High - SQL Injection in backend database. Impact depends on the
security and configuration of the database. It may be possible
to execute code using functons such as xp_cmdshell in poorly
configured hosts. Other attacks possible include obtaining read
or write access to employee data or payroll.
The 'txtEmail' HTML form input POST parameter of password reminder form
'frmLoginPwdReminderPopup.aspx' is vulnerable to SQL injection.
' union select @@version;--
"Error retrieving password reminder. Syntax error converting the nvarchar
value 'Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.2055 (Intel X86) Dec 16 2008 19:46:53
Copyright (c) 1988-2003 Microsoft Corporation Desktop Engine on Windows NT 5.2
(Build 3790: Service Pack 2) ' to a column of data type int."
Vendor refused to comment on whether they would develop a patch or even notify
existing client base.
Workaround: Remove ConnX server from public Internet access and protect behind
corporate firewalls, SSL-VPN, web application firewall etc.
Patrick Webster ( email@example.com )
30-Oct-2008 - Discovered during audit.
05-Nov-2008 - Notified vendor. Vendor declined to comment.
01-Dec-2008 - Submitted full details to vendor.
18-Dec-2008 - Attempted to contact vendor again for a patch release date.
18-Dec-2008 - And again...
18-Dec-2008 - Vendor response, no patch - "We support our clients,
not independent contractors."
03-Apr-2009 - Disclosure.