National Center EDU Research - SQL Injection Vulnerability
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A Vulnerability Lab Researcher discovered a blind sql injection on the National Center of Education Research.
2012-02-07: Vendor Notification 1
2012-03-09: Vendor Notification 2
2012-04-01: Vendor Notification 3
2012-**-**: Vendor Response/Feedback
2012-04-08: Vendor Fix/Patch by Check
2012-04-09: Public or Non-Public Disclosure
A Blind SQL Injection vulnerability is detected on the National Center of Education Research(US).
The bug is located on the empid= parameter. Remote attacker can execute own sql commands on the affected application
Successful exploitation can result in dbms, web server system and web application compromise.
--- SQL Logs ---
Version Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.5057.00 (X64)
Mar 25 2011 13:33:31
Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation
Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 5.2 (Build 3790: Service Pack 2)
System User: NCESVPN/IUSR_PROD_DISS
Proof of Concept:
The sql injection vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers. For demonstration or reproduce ...
The security risk of the blind sql injection is estimated as high(+).
Vulnerability Research Laboratory - Alexander Fuchs (f0x23)
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