CVE Number – CVE-2019-7139
A vulnerability in Magento could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct an SQL Injection attack against a targeted system.The vulnerability is due to the insufficient validation of user supplied input submitted to the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a request that submits malicious input to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow an attacker to conduct SQL injection attacks that could allow the attacker to access sensitive data and conduct further attacks.Magneto has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
- To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must send a request that submits a malicious input to the affected application on a targeted system. This access requirement may reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.
- Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.Administrators are advised to run both firewall and antivirus applications to minimize the potential of inbound and outbound threats.Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.For additional information about SQL injection attacks and defenses, see Understanding SQL Injection.
- Magento has released a security notice at the following link: PRODSECBUG-2198: SQL Injection vulnerability through an unauthenticated user
- Magento has released software updates at the following link: Magento 2.2.8 and 2.3.1
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