Contest Gallery <= 19.1.4.1 - Authenticated (Author+) SQL Injection via addCountS

7.5
Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2022-4166
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published December 5, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researchers Kunal Sharma
Daniel Krohmer - Fraunhofer IESE Germany

Description

The Contest Gallery plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection in versions up to, and including, 19.1.4.1 due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied addCountS parameter and lack of sufficient preparation on the existing SQL query. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with author-level privileges or higher to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.

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Vulnerability Details for Photos and Files Contest Gallery – Contact Form, Upload Form, Social Share and Voting Competition Plugin for WordPress

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug contest-gallery (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 19.1.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 19.1.4.1
Patched Version
  • 19.1.5

1 other affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug contest-gallery-pro
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 19.1.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 19.1.4.1
Patched Version
  • 19.1.5

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