CGI Generic SQL Injection (blind, time based)

high Nessus Plugin ID 43160


A CGI application hosted on the remote web server is potentially prone to SQL injection attack.


By sending specially crafted parameters to one or more CGI scripts hosted on the remote web server, Nessus was able to get a slower response, which suggests that it may have been able to modify the behavior of the application and directly access the underlying database.

An attacker may be able to exploit this issue to bypass authentication, read confidential data, modify the remote database, or even take control of the remote operating system.

Note that this script is experimental and may be prone to false positives.


Modify the affected CGI scripts so that they properly escape arguments.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43160

File Name: torture_cgi_blind_sql_injection2.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/14/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: http_version.nasl, webmirror.nasl, web_app_test_settings.nasl, torture_cgi_load_estimation1.nasl, mssqlserver_detect.nasl, postgresql_detect.nasl, mysql_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/enable_web_app_tests

Reference Information

CWE: 20, 77, 89, 713, 722, 727, 751, 801, 810, 928, 929