PHPNews < 1.3.0 auth.php Multiple Field SQL Injection

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3104


The remote web server contains a script that 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. An attacker can exploit this flaw to affect database queries, possibly revealing sensitive information, launching attacks against the underlying database, and the like.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3104

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/07/21

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.3


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpnews:phpnews

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2383

BID: 14333