2021-24462 | Responsive Image Gallery Plugin Admin Dashboard get_galleries sql injection
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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Responsive Image Gallery Plugin up to 4.4.3 on WordPress (Photo Gallery Software). This affects the function
get_gallery_categories/get_galleries of the component Admin Dashboard. The manipulation of the argument
orderby with an unknown input leads to a sql injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-89. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. An attacker might be able inject and/or alter existing SQL statements which would influence the database exchange. The summary by CVE is:
The get_gallery_categories() and get_galleries() functions in the Photo Gallery by Ays – Responsive Image Gallery WordPress plugin before 4.4.4 did not use whitelist or validate the orderby parameter before using it in SQL statements passed to the get_results() DB calls, leading to SQL injection issues in the admin dashboard
The weakness was shared 08/02/2021. It is possible to read the advisory at wpscan.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2021-24462 since 01/14/2021. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.
Upgrading to version 4.4.4 eliminates this vulnerability.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0
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