Two SQL injection vulnerabilities exist within versions <= 4.0.14 of the Saxum Astro Joomla component as a result of insufficient sanitization of user-controlled input values. The vulnerabilities allow an unauthenticated remote attack to inject SQL syntax via the ‘publicid’ and ‘signid’ parameters. Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities results in potentially sensitive data being exfiltrated from the target, enabling further attacks or resulting in theft of data.
- A remote unauthenticated attacker sends a GET or POST request with a crafted SQL injection in one of the vulnerable parameters to the target component page.
- The vulnerable Joomla installation processes the request and executes a SQL query including the injected syntax.
- The webserver/application returns a web page which contains the results of the injected SQL query, exposing sensitive database information to theft.
The attacker must be able to send crafted packets to the target system.
Alert Logic Coverage
Alert Logic® has evaluated its customer base for exposure to the exploit and has developed signatures for mitigating the threat depending on the security service in place.
The Network-Based Intrusion Detection System (IDS) has been updated with the new signatures for this exploit when detected via Alert Logic Threat Manager™. If this signature is detected, an incident is generated in the Alert Logic console.
Detection of this threat is provided via Alert Logic ActiveWatch for Web Security Manager service. Depending on your deployment of Web Security Manager, you will receive an incident (for out-of-band deployment) or the threat will be actively blocked and rejected (for the inline Web Security Manager Premier deployment) if an exploit attempt is observed.
Recommendations for Mitigation
Upgrade to a non-vulnerable version to mitigate this vulnerability.