SYMSA-2007-014: SQL Injection Vulnerability in Beehive Forum Software Dec 03 2007 06:58PM
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Symantec Vulnerability Research

Security Advisory

Advisory ID: SYMSA-2007-014

Advisory Title: SQL Injection Vulnerability in Beehive Forum


Author: Nick Bennett

Robert Brown / robert_brown (at) symantec (dot) com [email concealed]

Release Date: 28-11-2007

Application: Beehive Forum 0.7.1 (earlier versions also


Platform: All supported

Severity: Remotely exploitable / Information Disclosure

Vendor status: Updated Application Versions Available

CVE Number: CVE-2007-6014



Beehive Forum is an open source web based forum application

written in PHP. A vulnerability exists in the Beehive Forum

software that could allow a remote user to execute SQL injection

attacks. These attacks could compromise sensitive data including

usernames and passwords for the Beehive application. Arbitrary

data from other applications hosted on the same server could also

be compromised, depending on the configuration of MySQL.


This vulnerability exists because of a failure in the application

to properly sanitize user input for the variable "t_dedupe". This

variable is accepted as input in the page "post.php". The value of

this variable is then included in an SQL statement which is

executed with the PHP function "@mysql_query". This function is

specifically designed to mitigate the effects of an SQL injection

attack by not allowing multiple SQL statements in one call.

However, it is still possible to manipluate the SQL statement

through the "t_dedupe" variable to obtain arbitrary data from

the database.

Vendor Response:

There is a security vulnerability in Beehive Forum that could

allow for user logon and password MD5 hash disclosure.

This vulnerability has been fixed in the latest release of the

product, Beehive Forum 0.8. It is recommend all users immediately

obtain the newest version of Beehive Forum to protect against

this threat.

Project Beehive Forum is available for download from the project

website at

If there are any further questions about this statement, please

contact a member of the development team.


It is recommend all users immediately obtain the newest version of

Beehive Forum to protect against this threat. Project Beehive

Forum is available for download from the project website at

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Information:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned

the following names to these issues. These are candidates for

inclusion in the CVE list (, which standardizes

names for security problems.


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