Re: [Full-disclosure] IRM Security Advisory : RedDot CMS SQL injection vulnerability

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Mark Crowther <mark.crowther@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

RedDot CMS SQL injection vulnerability (CVE Number: CVE-2008-1613)

Vulnerability Type/Importance: SQL injection/Critical

Problem Discovered: 12 February 2008

Vendor Contacted: 19 February 2008

Advisory Published: 21 April 2008


The RedDot CMS Product ( is vulnerable to a
pre-authentication SQL injection vulnerability which, when exploited, allows
enumeration of all SQL database content.


The 'LngId' Parameter passed to IoRD.asp is responsible for assigning the
language context for the CMS application. The vulnerability exists as a
result of inadequate validation of user-supplied input within this

Technical Details:

Normal input for the 'LngId' parameter contains a code such as ENG, DEU, JP,
denoting the language type. This parameter is not properly validated and the
injection of SQL statements within it allows attackers unrestricted access
to enumerate information from the database. For example:
FROM IO_DGC_ENG UNION SELECT min(name) FROM SYSOBJECTS where xtype=char(85)
and name> '' ORDER BY 1;-- &DisableAutoLogin=1

Proof of Concept:

A Proof of Concept ( has been developed to automate enumeration
of entire database content available from

Workaround / Solutions:

There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability

The Vendor has released a patch for this vulnerability, Release,
available from normal Red Dot customer support contacts.

Tested / Affected Versions:

IRM confirmed the presence of this vulnerability in RedDot CMS version 7.5
Build, tested with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database.

It is believed that this issue exists in RedDot CMS versions 6.5 and 7.0;
however this has not been fully verified.


Research and Advisory: Mark Crowther and Rodrigo Marcos

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