Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP vBulletin SQL injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to perform an SQL injection in vBulletion 5.5.4 has been detected Impact: High Details: User input passed through a parameter to the vulnerable endpoints in vBulletin are not properly validated before being used in an SQL query. This can be exploited to e.g. read sensitive data from the database through in-band SQL injection attacks. Ease of Attack: Simple

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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CVE Additional Information

vBulletin 5.5.4 allows SQL Injection via the ajax/api/hook/getHookList or ajax/api/widget/getWidgetList where parameter.
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.0
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access VectorNETWORK
AuthenticationSINGLE Ease of AccessLOW