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Re: PHP Nuke <= 7.8 Multiple SQL Injections
From: Daniel Bonekeeper <thehazard () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:27:43 -0800

I made some tests and seems to me that just environments where
magic_quotes_gpc = 'Off' are affected (which is not default on php).
When magic_quotes_gpc = On, the query that is sent to database is
interpreted as:

SELECT active, view FROM nuke_modules WHERE title='\' OR 1=2 /*'

Which is properly slashed. But, if we do have magic_quotes_gpc = Off,
it's interpreted as:

SELECT active, view FROM nuke_modules WHERE title='' OR 1=2 /*'

Which is exploitable. 

On 9/15/05, Paul Laudanski <zx () castlecops com> wrote:
On Fri, 16 Sep 2005, Matthias Jim Knopf wrote:

What do you gain from that? In what way would you think your advice did
You did neither issue a "addslashes()" as appropriate for SQL-commands,
nor did you explain, why a variable set by a POST or a COOKIE could be
worse than anything you could give any URL by appending '?name=...' or
'&name=...' (->GET vars)

If you read the code and original advisory, there is filtering already in
place within the PHP-Nuke framework that monitors HTTP GETs.  As such,
this 'exploit' makes of variables which should only be passed via HTTP
GETs and not POSTs nor cookies.

Proper data sanitization for this is simply to retrieve what is expected:

$name = $_GET['name'];

The function you specify like http://php.net/addslashes is neither here
nor there.  Why use that function for a variable in POST or cookies when
it is clearly expected to be returned via GET alone?


register_globals off !

Paul Laudanski, Microsoft MVP Windows-Security
CastleCops(SM), http://castlecops.com

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