CandyPress Store admin/utilities_ConfigHelp.asp helpfield Parameter SQL Injection

high Nessus Plugin ID 30107


The remote web server contains an ASP script that is susceptible to a SQL injection attack.


The remote host is running CandyPress, a commercial shopping cart script written in ASP.

The version of CandyPress installed on the remote host fails to sanitize user-supplied input to the 'helpfield' parameter of the 'admin/utilities_ConfigHelp.asp' script before using it to perform database queries. An unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this issue to manipulate database queries to disclose sensitive information, bypass authentication, or even attack the underlying database.

Note that this version may also be affected by several other SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and information disclosure vulnerabilities, although Nessus did not explicitly check for them.


Upgrade to CandyPress version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30107

File Name: candypress_helpfield_sql_injection.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/28/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:shoppingtree:candypress_store

Required KB Items: www/ASP

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0737

BID: 27454

EDB-ID: 4988

SECUNIA: 28662

CWE: 89