Simple Machines Forum < 1.1.4 index.php SMFCookie218 Parameter SQL Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4257


The remote host is vulnerable to a SQL injection attack.


The remote host is running the Simple Machines Forum (SMF), a web forum. This version of SMF is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it handles user-supplied data. Data passed to the 'SMFCookie218' parameter of the 'index.php' script can contain SQL queries that are ultimately run against the default database server. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to execute arbitrary SQL commands against the default database server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4257

File Name: 4257.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2007/10/22

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:simplemachines:simple_machines_forum

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5646

BID: 26144

OSVDB: 38070