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Sense of Security – Security Advisory – SOS-12-004 – Aurora WebOPAC SQL Injection Vulnerability


Sense of Security – Security Advisory – SOS-12-004

Release Date. 12-Mar-2012
Last Update.
Vendor Notification Date. 24-Nov-2011
Product. Aurora WebOPAC
Platform. Independent
Affected versions. 3.5.0e, 3.4.6a, 3.5.3, 3.5.0i, 3.4.7b,, 3.4.7b, possibly others
Severity Rating. High
Impact. Exposure of sensitive information
Attack Vector. From remote without authentication
Solution Status. Vendor patch
CVE reference. CVE- Not yet assigned



Aurora WebOPAC is an online library system which allows users to perform tasks, such as reservations, renewal of books, search the catalogue, etc.

During an application penetration test Sense of Security identified that Aurora WebOPAC suffers from SQL injection vulnerabilities in MemberDetailsRecovery.aspx, as it fails to validate data supplied in the ‘‘txtEmailAliasBarcodeÂ’ variable before being used in a SQL query.



The vendor has advised that Patch R.3.5.3 is available, and should be applied to fix the issue.


Discovered by.

Niket Khosla from Sense of Security Labs.