AdCycle allows remote attacker to execute SQL commands as admin

adcycle-insert-sql-command (6837) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


AdCycle could allow a remote attacker to execute SQL commands with admin privileges, caused by a vulnerability in the file. AdCycle fails to properly validate user supplied input. A remote attacker using the "ADMIN" account and the password 'X' or 1 # can bypass authentication to execute SQL commands on the system. An attacker can use this vulnerability to gain administrative privileges.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of AdCycle (1.16 or later), available from the AdCycle Web site. See References.


  • AdCycle Web site: Download AdCycle.
  • qDefense Advisory QDAV-2001-7-2: AdCycle SQL Command Insertion Vulnerability.
  • BID-3032: AdCycle Admin Autentication Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2001-1053: in AdCycle 1.15 and earlier allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and gain privileges by injecting SQL code in the $password argument.
  • OSVDB ID: 1903: AdCycle password Parameter SQL Injection

Platforms Affected:

  • AdCycle AdCycle 1.15 and prior


Jul 13, 2001

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