Tableau Server < 8.0.7 / < 8.1.2 - Blind SQL Injection







Trustwave's SpiderLabs Security Advisory TWSL2014-003:
Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability in Tableau Server

Published: 02/07/14
Version: 1.1

Vendor: Tableau Software (
Product: Tableau Server
Versions affected:  8.1.X before 8.1.2 and 8.0.X before 8.0.7. Not present
in 7.0.X and earlier.

Product description:
Tableau Server is a business intelligence application that provides
browser-based analytics.

Finding: Blind SQL Injection
Credit: Tanya Secker & Christiaan Esterhuizen of Trustwave SpiderLabs
CVE: CVE-2014-1204

It is possible for an authenticated user or guest user (if enabled) to
inject arbitrary SQL into the Tableau Server backend database. As a
proof of concept the default database user (Zrails) was retrieved using the
following payload:'%20or%20user%20like%20'Zrails

The database appears to be Oracle and both the modified_after and
modified_before parameters are vulnerable.

Remediation Steps:
The vendor has released a fix in version 8.1.2 and version 8.0.7. Version
7.0.X is not affected.

Revision History:
12/06/13 - Vulnerability disclosed
12/06/13 - Vendor responded
12/23/13 - Patch released by vendor
01/24/14 - Advisory published
02/07/14 - Advisory revision published

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