Vulnerability Note VU#869702

Avanset Visual CertExam Manager 3.3 SQL injection vulnerability

Original Release date: 23 Jan 2014 | Last revised: 24 Jul 2014


Avanset Visual CertExam Manager version 3.3 and below contain a SQL injection vulnerability.


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

Avanset Visual CertExam Manager version 3.3 and below contain a SQL injection vulnerability due to the application failing to validate user input variables. It has been reported that the fields "Title", "File name", and "Candidate Name" are all vulnerable to SQL injection.


An authenticated attacker can read or modify data in the application database.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Restrict Access

Enable firewall rules to restrict access to the Avanset Visual CertExam Manager from external untrusted sources.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
AvansetAffected-09 Jan 2014
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 6.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.6 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UR
Environmental 1.4 CDP:N/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to security researcher Mr. Aung Khant ( for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-7175
  • Date Public: 17 Jan 2014
  • Date First Published: 23 Jan 2014
  • Date Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014
  • Document Revision: 13


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