PHPNews < 1.2.6 news.php prevnext Parameter SQL Injection

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3047


The remote host is vulnerable to a SQL Injection attack.


The remote host is running PHPNews, an open-source news application written in PHP. The installed version of PHPNews is prone to a SQL injection attack due to its failure to sanitize user-supplied input via the 'prevnext' parameter of the 'news.php' script. An attacker can exploit this flaw to affect database queries, possibly revealing sensitive information, launching attacks against the underlying database, and more.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3047

File Name: 3047.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/07/05

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 18621

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpnews:phpnews

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2156

BID: 14133