JIWA Financials reporting feature .rpt unauthorized database access

jiwa-financials-information-disclosure (26756) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The reporting feature for JIWA Financials could allow a remote attacker with limited privileges to gain unauthorized access to the back-end database. JIWA Financials fails to properly restrict access to the default Crystal Reports files (.rpt), which execute with full SQL user privileges. An authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a custom .rpt file to execute certain stored procedures and obtain sensitive information or possibly add, modify or delete information in the database.


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Upgrade to the latest version of JIWA Financials (6.5.0 or later), available from the JIWA Financials Web site. See References.


  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Mon May 29 2006 - 00:15:20 CDT: Jiwa Financials - Reporting allows execution of arbitrary reports as SQL user with full permissions..
  • JIWA Web site: JIWA Financials.
  • CVE-2006-2718: JIWA Financials 6.4.14 passes a Microsoft SQL Server account's username and password, and the name of a data source, to a Crystal Reports .rpt file, which allows remote authenticated users to execute certain standard stored procedures by referencing them in a user-written .rpt file, as demonstrated by using a stored procedure that provides the username and cleartext password of every account.
  • OSVDB ID: 25803: Jiwa Financials Report Generation Database Authentication Credential Disclosure
  • SA20342: Jiwa Financials Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016181: JIWA Financials Lets Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Reports and Obtain Passwords

Platforms Affected:

  • JIWA JIWA Financials 6.4.14


May 29, 2006

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