Advantech WebAccess SQLi

high Nessus Plugin ID 96876
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote host is running a web application that is affected by a SQL injection vulnerability.


The Advantech WebAccess web server running on the remote host is affected by a SQL injection (SQLi) vulnerability in the WaExlViewer web application due to a failure to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the updateTemplate.aspx page. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a series of crafted HTTP requests, to disclose passwords of administrative accounts used by Advantech WebAccess. Note that an attacker can also exploit this vulnerability without authentication by leveraging an existing authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2017-5152).

Nessus has exploited the authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2017-5152) in order to exploit the SQLi vulnerability (CVE-2017-5154).


Upgrade to Advantech WebAccess version 8.2-2016.11.21 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96876

File Name: scada_advantech_webaccess_cve-2017-5154.nbin

Version: 1.58

Type: remote

Family: SCADA

Published: 1/30/2017

Updated: 4/20/2021

Dependencies: scada_advantech_webaccess_cve-2017-5152.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:advantech:webaccess

Required KB Items: scada_advantech_webaccess/auth_bypass

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5154

BID: 95410

ICSA: 17-012-01

TRA: TRA-2017-04

ZDI: ZDI-17-043