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Sabre AirCentre Crew solutions contain a SQL injection vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#394540

Original Release Date: 2014-07-25 | Last Revised: 2014-07-25


Sabre AirCentre Crew solutions version 2010.2.12.20008 and earlier contain an SQL injection vulnerability.


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

Sabre AirCentre Crew solutions version 2010.2.12.20008 and earlier are vulnerable to an SQL Injection attack in the username and password fields in CWPLogin.aspx. Various AirCentre Crew solutions may be affected, and other products (such as AirCentre Enterprise Operations) that include AirCentre Crew solutions may also be affected.


A remote attacker may be able to bypass authentication and access the system as an administrative user.


Apply an Update
Sabre has provided an upgraded release for customers to address this vulnerability. Customers should contact Sabre for upgrade information. It is not clear if upgrades are available for older versions.

Restrict Access
Limit access to AirCentre Crew solutions to trusted hosts and networks, for example, using network or web server access controls, or running solutions within an intranet or VPN.

Detect and Block SQLi Attacks
Web Application Firewall (WAF) or other filtering technology may be able to detect and block SQLi attacks.

Vendor Information


Sabre Airline Solutions Affected

Notified:  June 05, 2014 Updated: July 25, 2014



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 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.9 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 5.6 CDP:MH/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Youssef Manar for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-4858
Date Public: 2014-07-25
Date First Published: 2014-07-25
Date Last Updated: 2014-07-25 18:17 UTC
Document Revision: 17

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