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Flaws Found in MySQL Tracking System

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Flaws have been found in MySQL Eventum 1.5.5 and prior that allow malicious users to conduct cross-site scripting and SQL injection attacks.

Eventum is an issue-tracking system that can be used by support departments to track incoming technical support requests or by a software development team to organize tasks and bugs. According to MySQL AB's site, Eventum is used by the MySQL AB Technical Support team "to dramatically improve" its response times.

One of the flaws, reported on Monday by security alerts aggregator Secunia Inc., has to do with the way input is passed to the "id" parameter in "view.php," the "release" parameter in "list.php" and the "F" parameter in "get_jsrs_data.php."

According to Secunia's report, input is not properly sanitized before being returned to users. This can be used to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in the context of an affected site.

Secunia's report goes on to say that certain input passed to the release, report and authentication classes is also not being properly sanitized before being used in a SQL query. This can be used to manipulate the queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.

Secunia rates the bugs as moderately critical, but the researcher who originally found them-James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research Team-reported that they're highly exploitable and that they should be patched immediately.

The flaws can be found in versions 1.5.5 and prior. Eventum users should update to Version 1.6.0, which was released on Saturday. Click here for the new version's release notes.

By Lisa Vaas

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