Secunia Research: phpList "findby" SQL Injection Vulnerability

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                    Secunia Research 26/09/2011

	   - phpList "findby" SQL Injection Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software...................................................1
Severity............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software....................................3
Description of Vulnerability........................................4
Solution............................................................5
Time Table..........................................................6
Credits.............................................................7
References..........................................................8
About Secunia.......................................................9
Verification.......................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* phpList version 2.10.14.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Where:  From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"phplist is the world's most popular open source email campaign 
manager."

Product Link:
http://www.phplist.com/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in phpList, which can 
be exploited by malicious users to conduct SQL injection attacks.

Input passed via the "findby" parameter to admin/index.php (when "page" 
is set to "users") is not properly sanitised before being used in SQL 
queries. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting 
arbitrary SQL code.

Successful exploitation requires permissions to manage users.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 2.10.17.

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6) Time Table

11/08/2011 - Requested security contact.
12/08/2011 - Vendor response.
12/08/2011 - Vulnerability details sent.
15/09/2011 - Vendor releases version, which does not fix all reported
	     vulnerabilities.
16/09/2011 - Reply to the vendor informing about improper fix.
22/09/2011 - Vendor releases new version fixing all vulnerabilities.
22/09/2011 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not 
currently assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2011-65/

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