OSSIM 2.1.5 - SQL Injection







Advisory Name: SQL injection in OSSIM

Vulnerability Class: SQL injection

Release Date: 12-16-2009

Affected Applications: Confirmed in OSSIM 2.1.5. Other versions may also be affected.

Affected Platforms: Multiple

Local / Remote: Remote

Severity: High – CVSS: 9 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Researcher: Nahuel Grisolía

Vendor Status: Acknowledged/Fixed. New release available (OSSIM 2.1.5-4)

Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy: http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf

Vulnerability Description:

A vulnerability has been discovered in OSSIM, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
SQL injection attacks.
Input passed via the "id_document" parameter to repository_attachment.php is not properly sanitized
before being used in a SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting
arbitrary SQL code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.1.5. Other versions may also be affected.

Proof of Concept:


Impact: Execute arbitrary SQL queries.

Solution: Upgrade to OSSIM 2.1.5-4

Vendor Response:

2009-12-08 – Vulnerability is identified
2009-12-09 – Vendor is contacted
2009-12-09 – Vendor confirmed vulnerability
2009-12-16 – Vendor released fixed version
2009-12-16 – Vulnerability is published

Contact Information:

For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact the researcher at
ngrisolia <at> cybsec <dot> com
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