Mambo CMS 4.6.x (4.6.5) | SQL Injection
Mambo CMS 4.6.5 and lower versions are vulnerable to SQL Injection.
Mambo is a full-featured, award-winning content management system that can
be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate
applications. It is used all over the world to power government portals,
corporate intranets and extranets, ecommerce sites, nonprofit outreach,
schools, church, and community sites. Mambo's "power in simplicity" also
makes it the CMS of choice for many small businesses and personal sites.
3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION
The "zorder" parameter was not properly sanitized upon submission to the
administrator/index2.php url, which allows attacker to conduct SQL
Injection attack. This could an attacker to inject or manipulate SQL queries
in the back-end database, allowing for the manipulation or disclosure of
4. VERSIONS AFFECTED
Tested on Mambo CMS 4.6.5
(SELECT 9999 FROM(SELECT
(CASE WHEN (9999=9999) THEN 1 ELSE 0
INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHARACTER_SETS GROUP BY
The vendor seems to discontinue the development. It is recommended to use
another CMS in active development.
Mambo CMS Development Team
This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN
Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.
9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE
2010-11-31: notified vendor through bug tracker
2011-08-12: no patched version released up to date
2011-08-12: vulnerability disclosed
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