Stanford University - Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
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Product & Service Introduction:
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of
the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding
solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
(Copy of the Homepage: http://www.stanford.com/about/ )
Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory core research team discovered multiple sql-injection vulnerabilities in the official Stanford University online service web-application.
Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2016-04-19: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Benjamin Kunz Mejri - Evolution Security GmbH)
2016-04-20: Vendor Notification (Campus Security Department)
2016-04-22: Vendor Response/Feedback (Campus Security Department)
2016-05-06: Vendor Fix/Patch (Stanford Site Developer Team)
2016-05-09: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)
Product: Stanford University - Online Service (Web-Application) 2016 Q2
Technical Details & Description:
A remote sql-injection web vulnerability has been discovered in the official Stanford University online service web-application.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers and privileged user accounts to execute own sql commands to compromise the web-server or dbms.
The vulnerability is located in the `id` value of the `getevent.php` file GET method request. Remote attackers are able to execute own
malicious sql commands via id value to compromise the web-server or connected database management system. The issue is a classic
remote sql injection vulnerability. The request method to execute is GET and the attack vector is located on the application-side of the
The security risk of the sql-injection vulnerability is estimated as medium with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 7.8.
Exploitation of the remote sql injection web vulnerability requires no user interaction and a low privileged web-application user account.
Successful exploitation of the remote sql injection results in database management system, web-server and web-application compromise.
Proof of Concept (PoC):
The sql-injection vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without privileged user account or user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.
PoC: Output Exploitation
November 30, 2002 /
<a style="text-decoration:none; color:#17525d;" href="event_detail.php?id=1">[email protected]</a>
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The security risk of the sql-injection vulnerabilities in the stanford online service web-application is estimated as medium. (CVSS 7.8)
Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Benjamin Kunz Mejri ([email protected]) [www.vulnerability-lab.com] [http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/show.php?user=Benjamin%20K.M.]
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