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WebEOC contains multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#372797

Original Release Date: 2005-07-13 | Last Revised: 2005-07-20


WebEOC contains multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities that may allow attackers to execute sql queries, potentially viewing or modifying data, or executing database commands.


WebEOC is a web-based crisis information management application that provides functions to gather, coordinate, and disseminate information between emergency personnel and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). WebEOC does not properly filter user input, allowing a remote attacker to supply SQL commands that may be executed by the underlying database.


A remote attacker may be able to execute SQL queries on a server, possibly with elevated privileges. As a result, attackers may be able to view or modify the contents of a WebEOC database, including authentication and sensitive medical information.



Version 6.0.2 corrects this vulnerability. According to ESi:

Specific validation checks have been added to all input fields that appeared to be susceptible to SQL injection or cross-site scripting attacks to protect input fields against SQL injection or XSS attempts. In addition, all function parameters are validated in the application business logic. The validation process replaces ' with '' for String parameters, and for numeric parameters it verifies that the parameter is numeric. Such checks are a good first line of defense against SQL injection attacks.

To obtain WebEOC upgrades, contact ESi Technical Support.

Vendor Information


ESi Affected

Updated:  June 21, 2005



Vendor Statement

SQL injection flaws have been addressed in version 6.0.2.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


US-CERT has no additional comments at this time.

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This document is based on technical analysis by IOActive and additional information from ESi. Thanks also to the City of Seattle for bringing this to our attention.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-2284
Severity Metric: 5.27
Date Public: 2005-07-13
Date First Published: 2005-07-13
Date Last Updated: 2005-07-20 02:40 UTC
Document Revision: 34

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