Vulnerability Note VU#807665

Washington Courts website vulnerable to SQL injection and cross-site scripting

Original Release date: 09 Sep 2010 | Last revised: 20 Oct 2010


The Washington Courts website ( is vulnerable to SQL injection and cross-site scripting. An attacker could gain access to information stored on the site or manipulate how the site appears to victims who browse to an attacker-supplied URL.


The Washington Courts website ( is vulnerable to SQL injection and cross-site scripting. More information is available in an advisory from IOActive.


Based on information from the Washington Courts, there appears to be little or no consequence to the SQL injection vulnerability. The Washington Courts system has stated that there is no sensitive information on the site and that the site has read-only access to back-end databases. Assuming there are no exceptions, an attacker could only gain read access to publicly available information.

An attacker could exploit the cross-site scripting vulnerability to manipulate the site's appearance to a victim who browsed to an attacker-supplied URL. An attacker may be able to entice a victim to provide sensitive information in the context of the Washington Courts website. It does not appear that the site features user authentication, and no authentication information appears in cookies.


We are currently unaware of a solution to this problem.

Do not access untrusted URLs; instead, use trusted bookmarks or type URLs directly. Consider disabling scripts from untrusted domains, and generally follow secure browsing practices.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Washington CourtsAffected13 Apr 201031 Aug 2010
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A



These vulnerabilities were reported by IOActive.

This document was written by Art Manion.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 07 Sep 2010
  • Date First Published: 09 Sep 2010
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Oct 2010
  • Document Revision: 18


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