Osclass <= 3.4.2 (Search::setJsonAlert) SQL Injection Vulnerability

• Software Link:


• Affected Versions:

Version 3.4.2 and probably prior versions.

• Vulnerability Description:

The vulnerability exists because user input passed through the “alert” parameter when subscribing to a search alert is not properly validated before being stored into the DB (s_search field of the oc_t_alerts table). This can be exploited by unauthenticated attackers to inject arbitrary SQL commands via several parameters passed to the “Search::setJsonAlert()” method, which are later used to make a SQL query within the “Search::doSearch()” method.

NOTE: this vulnerability might be abused to reset the administrator’s password and consequently gain access to the administration panel in order to achieve arbitrary PHP code execution.

• Solution:

Update to version 3.4.3 or later.

• Disclosure Timeline:

[29/09/2014] – Vendor notified
[29/09/2014] – Vendor response
[09/10/2014] – Version 3.4.3 released: http://blog.osclass.org/2014/10/09/osclass-3-4-3
[09/10/2014] – CVE number requested
[11/10/2014] – CVE number assigned
[31/12/2014] – Public disclosure

• CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2014-8083 to this vulnerability.

• Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.