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[Full-disclosure] Assurent VR - Adobe RoboHelp Server SQL Injection Vulnerability

Date: Tue Jul 08 2008 - 14:21:45 CDT

Adobe RoboHelp Server SQL Injection Vulnerability
Assurent ID: FSC20080708-10

1. Affected Software

   Adobe RoboHelp Server, version 6
   Adobe RoboHelp Server, version 7

   Reference: http://www.adobe.com/products/robohelpserver/

2. Vulnerability Summary

   There exists an SQL injection vulnerability in Adobe RoboHelp Server that allows attackers to inject and execute arbitrary SQL
   statements. The SQL would run against the RoboHelp back-end database within the security context of the application's database

3. Vulnerability Analysis

   The vulnerability can be exploited two ways:

   1) A remote authenticated attacker may trigger this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the target server.

   2) A remote unauthenticated attacker can entice an authenticated user to execute an attack using cross-site scripting techniques.

   Assurent has confirmed that execution of arbitrary SQL statements is possible. The SQL in such a case would execute within the
   security context of the application's database connection.

4. Vulnerability Detection

   Assurent has confirmed the vulnerability in Adobe RoboHelp Server versions 6 and 7.

5. Workaround

   Apply the vendor patch or block communication from untrusted networks to ports 80/TCP and 443/TCP on affected assets.

6. Vendor Response

   Adobe Systems has released a bulletin addressing this vulnerability.

   Reference: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-16.html

7. Disclosure Timeline

   05/09/2008 Reported to vendor
   05/09/2008 Initial vendor response
   07/08/2008 Coordinated public disclosure

8. Credits

   Vulnerability Research Team, Assurent Secure Technologies, a TELUS company

9. References

   CVE: CVE-2008-2991
   Vendor: APSB08-16

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