Simple Machines Forum %lt; 1.1.4 / 1.0.12 SQL Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4574


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


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.

- The 'topic' request parameter is used in a database query without proper sanitation. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to execute arbitrary SQL code against the remote database.
- The second issue occurs in the 'preparsecode()' function when posting a message with multiple '[html]' tags.

NOTE: both of these issues require credentials in order to exploit.


Upgrade to version 1.1.4, 1.0.12 or higher.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4574

File Name: 4574.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Reference Information

BID: 30108