SugarCRM <= 12.2.0 (updateGeocodeStatus) Bean Manipulation Vulnerability

• Affected Versions:

Version 12.2.0 and prior versions.

Version 12.0.2 and prior versions.

Version 11.0.5 and prior versions.

• Vulnerability Description:

The vulnerability is exploitable through the "/maps/updateGeocodeStatus" REST API endpoint. This might allow a malicious user to modify arbitrary Sugar Beans, and that could lead to a variety of security impacts, such as Privilege Escalation attacks by sending an HTTP request like the following:

POST /rest/v11_17/maps/updateGeocodeStatus HTTP/1.1
Host: sugarcrm_website
Content-Type: application/json
OAuth-Token: d4cd573b-3b24-44ae-8eab-6d3b525f7974
Content-Length: 96
Connection: close


• Solution:

Upgrade to version 12.3.0, 12.0.3, 11.0.6, or later.

• Disclosure Timeline:

[14/02/2023] – Vendor notified

[12/04/2023] – Fixed versions released

[17/06/2023] – CVE number assigned

[23/08/2023] – Publication of this advisory

• CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2023-35809 to this vulnerability.

• Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.

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