netVigilance Security Advisory #55
SAXON version 5.4 SQL Injection Vulnerability
SAXON is a simple accessible online news publishing system for personal and small corporate site owners. Publish news, using configurable templates, on any .php page on your site. Publish news on a 'per author' basis. Edit and/or delete existing news items. Create multiple RSS news feeds automatically (RSS 0.9, RSS 2.0 and Atom). Post date news items for later public release. Multiple authors allowed. Ability to configure users as Standard or Administrators. Ability to add/delete users (Administrators only). Option to change any user password (Administrators only). Template creation/deletion/amendment interface. Online setup and configuration.
Successful exploitation requires PHP magic_quotes_gpc set to Off.
Mitre CVE: CVE-2007-4863
NVD NIST: CVE-2007-4863
SAXON is a simple accessible online news publishing system for personal and small corporate site owners.
A security problem in the product allows attackers to commit SQL injection.
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SAXON version 5.4
SQL injection allows malicious people to execute their own SQL scripts. This could be exploited to obtain sensitive data, modify database contents or acquire administrator's privileges.
The Vendor has confirmed the problem and has release new version 5.41 that addresses the problem. New version of product was tested and we can confirm that all vulnerabilities were solved. For more information see vendor announcement. To download the latest version go to vendors product download area.
In the php.ini file set magic_quotes_gpc = On.
In future merge to PHP6, because magic_quotes will be removed from PHP 6 completely. See http://www.php.net/~derick/meeting-notes.html#magic-quotes.
By reading readme.txt create example.php:
http://[TARGET]/[PRODUCT DIRECTORY]/example.php?template=' UNION SELECT NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, CONCAT(USER_NAME, USER_PWD), NULL FROM SX_saxon_users %23
Will return registered users names and passwords.
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