PHP-Nuke Search and Web_links modules SQL injection

phpnuke-modules-sql-injection (15115) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


PHP-Nuke is vulnerable to SQL injection, caused by a vulnerability in the Search module and in the Web_links module. A remote attacker could insert arbitrary SQL code in the $category variable in a request to the index.php script of the Search module or in the $admin variable in a request to multiple scripts in the Web_links module, which would allow the attacker obtain sensitive information, including the administrator's MD5 password hash, allowing the attacker to add, modify or delete data in the backend database.


Data Manipulation


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • PHP-Nuke Web site: PHP-Nuke.
  • Scan Associates Advisory 10 February 2004: PHPNuke 6.9 > and below (posibbly 7.x) SQL Injection in multiple module..
  • BID-9630: PHPNuke Category Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0269: SQL injection vulnerability in PHP-Nuke 6.9 and earlier, and possibly 7.x, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary SQL code and gain sensitive information via (1) the category variable in the Search module or (2) the admin variable in the Web_Links module.
  • OSVDB ID: 3929: PHP-Nuke Web_Links Module admin Parameter SQL Injection
  • OSVDB ID: 3930: PHP-Nuke Search Module category Parameter SQL Injection

Platforms Affected:

  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.0
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 rc2
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 rc1
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 rc3
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 beta1
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 Final
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.6
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.7
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.8
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.9


Feb 10, 2004

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