phpList 2.10.17 - SQL Injection / Cross-Site Scripting







phpList 2.10.17 Remote SQL Injection and XSS Vulnerability

Vendor: phpList Ltd
Product web page:
Affected version: 2.10.17

Summary: phplist is the world's most popular open source
email campaign manager. phplist is free to download, install
and use, and is easy to integrate with any website. phplist
is downloaded more than 10,000 times per month.

Desc: Input passed via the parameter 'sortby' is not properly
sanitised before being returned to the user or used in SQL queries.
This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting
arbitrary SQL code. The param 'num' is vulnerable to a XSS issue
where the attacker can execute arbitrary HTML and script code in
a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

Tested on: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 (EN)
           Apache 2.2.21
           PHP 5.3.9
           MySQL 5.5.20

Vulnerability discovered by Gjoko 'LiquidWorm' Krstic
                            liquidworm gmail com

Vendor status:

[05.03.2012] Vulnerabilities discovered.
[19.03.2012] Submited details to the vendor's bug tracking system.
[19.03.2012] Vendor investigates, confirms and fixes the issues.
[19.03.2012] Sent patch release coordination to the vendor.
[21.03.2012] Vendor releases version 2.10.18 to address these issues.
[21.03.2012] Coordinated public security advisory released.

Advisory ID: ZSL-2012-5081
Advisory URL:

Vendor Advisory:



SQLi: http://localhost/public_html/lists/admin/?blacklisted=1&change=Vai&find=&findby=email&id=0&page=users&sortorder=desc&start=0&unconfirmed=1&sortby=1[SQL Injection Point]

XSS:  http://localhost/public_html/lists/admin/?num=<script>alert(1);</script>&option=bounces&page=reconcileusers