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Sense of Security – Security Advisory – SOS-09-007 – Piwigo SQL Injection Vulnerability


Sense of Security – Security Advisory – SOS-09-007

Release Date.  17-Aug-2009
Last Update.  17-Aug-2009
Vendor Notification Date. 15-Jun-2009
Product. Piwigo
Platform. Independent
Affected versions. 2.0.0 (verified), possibly others.
Severity Rating. Medium
Impact. Manipulation of data
Attack Vector. Remote without authentication
Solution Status. Upgrade to 2.0.3
CVE reference. CVE-Not yet assigned



Piwigo is a photo gallery application written in PHP. The application suffers from a SQL injection vulnerability in comments.php, as it fails to validate data supplied in the ‘items_number’ variable before being used in an SQL query.

SQL injection attacks can give an attacker access to backend database contents, the ability to remotely execute system commands, or in some circumstances the means to take control of the operating system hosting the database.


Proof of Concept.




Upgrade to version 2.0.3.


Discovered by.

SOS Labs.