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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
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.
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.
7. Disclosure Timeline
05/09/2008 Reported to vendor
05/09/2008 Initial vendor response
07/08/2008 Coordinated public disclosure
Vulnerability Research Team, Assurent Secure Technologies, a TELUS company
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