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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Invision Power Board Vendors:   Invision Power Services
Invision Power Board Input Validation Flaw in 'xmlout.php' Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020817
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4171   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 4 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.x and 2.3.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Invision Power Board. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to trigger a flaw in the check_display_name() function and execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

The vulnerability resides in 'xmlout.php'.

DarkFig reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch for 2.2.x and 2.3.x, available in the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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