SQL Injection Vulnerability in miniBB


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: SQL Injection Vulnerability in miniBB
Affected Software: miniBB
Affected Versions: 3.1 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: http://www.minibb.com
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection
Severity: Critical
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-2261
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-005


If your web application is vulnerable to SQL injection, a hacker is able to execute any malicious SQL query or command through the web application.

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for SQL Injection vulnerability in miniBB:

Page: bb_admin.php
Parameter Name: selsub[]
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: (SELECT 1 FROM (SELECT SLEEP(25))A)

For more information on SQL Injection vulnerabilities read the article SQL injection.

Advisory Timeline

05/03/2015 – First Contact
10/04/2015 – Vulnerability fixed
14/04/2015 – Advisory released



Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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