CMScout index.php and forums.php SQL injection

cmscout-index-forums-sql-injection (35393) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CMScout is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements to the index.php and forums.php script using the 'f' parameter, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.


Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 6.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Data Manipulation


Upgrade to the latest version of CMScout (1.24 or later), available from the CMScout Web site. See References.


  • CMScout Web site: CMScout Website::A CMS for scouting::Home Page.
  • BID-24906: CMScout Forums.PHP SQL Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-3812: SQL injection vulnerability in forums.php in CMScout 1.23 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the f parameter in a forums action to index.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 36242: CMScout forums.php f Parameter SQL Injection
  • SA26026: CMScout "f" SQL Injection Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • CMScout CMScout 1.23


Jul 13, 2007

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