Photo Album plugin for WordPress index.php SQL injection

photoalbum-index-sql-injection (40599) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The Photo Album plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements to the index.php script using the photo parameter, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.


Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 6.5
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Data Manipulation


Upgrade to the latest version of the Photo Album plugin for WordPress (1.1 or later), available from the WP Photo Album - WPPA Web page. See References.


  • WP Photo Album - WPPA Web page: WP Photo Album - WPPA.
  • WP Photo Album - WPPA Web page: Photo Album plugin for WordPress.
  • BID-27832: WP Photo Album 'photo' Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability
  • BID-29148: WordPress WP Photo Album Plugin 'photo' Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0939: Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in wppa.php in the WP Photo Album (WPPA) before 1.1 plugin for WordPress allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via (1) the photo parameter to index.php, used by the wppa_photo_name function; or (2) the album parameter to index.php, used by the wppa_album_name function. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 41858: WP Photo Album Plugin for WordPress index.php photo Parameter SQL Injection
  • SA28988: WordPress WP Photo Album Plugin "photo" SQL Injection

Platforms Affected:

  • WordPress Photo Album plugin for WordPress 1.1


Feb 16, 2008

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