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VeriCentre web application SQL injection vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#180091

Original Release Date: 2012-11-06 | Last Revised: 2012-11-06


The VeriCentre web application contains a SQL injection vulnerability.


CWE-89: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

The VeriCentre web application contains a SQL injection vulnerability within the TerminalId, ModelName, and ApplicationName parameters.

Additional information can be found in the vulnerability reporter's advisory.


A remote authenticated attacker may be able to issue commands against the database.



The vendor has stated that these vulnerabilities have been addressed in Web Console 2.2 build 36. The vendor recommends that users update to Web Console 2.2 build 36 or higher.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent SQLi attacks since the attack comes as an SQL request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing a web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information


verifone Affected

Notified:  September 24, 2012 Updated: November 01, 2012



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 3.5 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Temporal 2.7 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND
Environmental 0.9 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Cory Eubanks, Clear Skies Security LLC, for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-4951
Date Public: 2012-11-06
Date First Published: 2012-11-06
Date Last Updated: 2012-11-06 12:29 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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