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Vulnerability title: SQL Injection in Symmetricom s350i

CVE: CVE-2014-5071
Vendor: Symmetricom
Product: s350i
Affected version: 2.70.15
Fixed version: N/A
Reported by: Mike Emery


It was identified that the web application was vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. This results from a lack of sanitisation of the client data processed in SQL queries sent to the back-end database.

For example, the `checkPassword()’ function concatenates the user supplied username into an SQL query.

Note: This was not the only place in which SQL injection was identified. It appears that this issue is endemic due to the way in which the web application has been developed.


Extract sensitive information, including (but not limited to) authentication credentials and personal details. Such information could be sold by the attacker to other malicious individuals, used in other attacks (as the same password is often used across systems) or released publicly to damage the organisation’s reputation:

  • Modify data within the current database.
  • Access other databases.

Execute remote code, as the application was using the `SA’ account to connect to the database. This would give the attacker full and complete control of the server on which the database was running.
Modify content within the application. If this was possible, the attacker could add malicious code to the application, which could then be used to deliver malware or exploit issues within client browsers.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor status:

30/05/2014 Advisory created
10/06/2014 Vendor contacted
09/07/2014 Vendor contact reattempted
28/07/2014 CVE obtained and provisional release date set
13/08/2014 Final vendor contact initiated
20/08/2014 First vendor response
20/08/2014 Vendor advised of release date and more information on fix time
frame requested
28/08/2014 Vendor contacted to re-emphasise release dates as no response from
previous contact was received
29/08/2014 Vendor responded requesting a discussion before release. This was
not possible due to time zone differences
29/08/2014 Published
01/09/2014 In discussion with vendor following a period of non-response

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