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Pearson eSIS Enterprise Student Information System SQL Injection Apr 06 2014 06:43AM
tudor enache helpag com
Advisory ID: hag201478
Product: Pearson eSIS Enterprise Student Information System
Vendor: PearsonVue
Vulnerable Version(s): Any version
Advisory Publication: April 06, 2014
Vendor Notification: March 05, 2014
Public Disclosure: April 06, 2014
Vulnerability Type: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command [CWE-89]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-1455
Risk Level: Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status: Solution not yet released
Discovered and Provided: Ali Hussein and Tudor Enache from Help AG Middle East

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about the vendor:
Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world?s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the world's leading learning company.

Advisory Details:

During a Pentest Help AG discovered the following:
SQL Injection in password reset. The context in which the unsanitized new password was sent was an ?ALTER USER? statement. We were able to lock/unlock the current user, grant database level roles and guess tablespaces and users by creating custom SQL commands

1) SQL Injection in Pearson eSIS Enterprise Student Information System password reset: CVE-2014-1455

To reproduce the issue any user can access the passwor reset functionality, intercept the request with a local http proxy and change the new password with any payload that is suitable in an ALTER USER oracle statement.

By using the above technique hacker could be able to: lock/unlock current account, guess proxy users, guess tablespaces, guess tablespaces, users, roles and alter the authentication type of the current user

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Solution:

The vendor was notified, contact the vendor for the patch details

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References:

[1] help AG middle East http://www.helpag.com/.
[2] Peason eSIS http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com/products/esis/
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.

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