EBM Technologies RISWEB SQL Injection Vulnerability Allows Attackers Access to Sensitive Database Records

CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8

EBM Technologies’ RISWEB software was found to have a vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to access sensitive database records without authentication.

The specific issue is that RISWEB’s query function does not properly sanitize user input before passing it to the backend SQL database. This means that a malicious actor could craft specially formatted requests that would be interpreted by the database as SQL commands rather than simple query parameters.

By exploiting this lack of input validation, an attacker could essentially issue their own SQL statements to the database to read, modify or delete records without needing a login. This puts sensitive data like patient medical records, financial transactions or other proprietary company data at risk of theft or manipulation.

To protect yourself if you use RISWEB, contact EBM Technologies immediately to obtain patches to close this vulnerability. Ensure your software is always kept up-to-date with the latest security fixes. You should also consider changing passwords and monitoring databases for any suspicious activity in case of exploitation.

Going forward, it’s important for all software developers to implement input validation and output encoding as a baseline security measure to prevent SQL injection and other common attacks. Proper sanitization of user input is key to building robust and secure applications.