Secunia Research: SyndeoCMS "newsletter_email" SQL Injection Vulnerability

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                    Secunia Research 07/06/2012

     - SyndeoCMS "newsletter_email" 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

* SyndeoCMS 3.0.01

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Less Critical
Impact: Manipulation of Data
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"A Content Management System (CMS) for primary schools, which helps 
you manage and maintain your website. It can also be a very usefull 
CMS for small companies or non profit organizations. It is Open Source
Software (that means free to use), licensed under the General Public 
license. Syndeocms is my continuation of Site@School 2.4.10.".

Product Link:
http://www.syndeocms.org/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

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

Input passed via the "newsletter_email" POST parameter (when editing 
the "SyndeoCMS Options" configuration) to starnet/index.php is not 
properly sanitised before being used in a SQL query. This can be 
exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.

Successful exploitation requires access rights to the "SyndeoCMS 
Options" configuration section and "magic_quotes_gpc" to be disabled.

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5) Solution

Update to version 3.0.02.

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6) Time Table

04/08/2011 - Requested security contact.
04/08/2011 - Vendor provides security contact.
06/08/2011 - Vendor notified.
23/09/2011 - Vendor releases version 3.0 to address the vulnerability.
01/10/2011 - Vendor notified of incomplete fix.
24/11/2011 - Provided additional analysis information.
13/12/2011 - Requested status update.
29/12/2011 - Requested status update.
15/01/2012 - Vendor releases version 3.0.01, which does not fix the 
             vulnerability.
30/05/2012 - Vendor releases version 3.0.02.
07/06/2012 - 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/2012-22/

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