Image Converter Service Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Access Database

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.6

A vulnerability was discovered in the Image Converter Service that could allow hackers to execute SQL queries and access the service’s database. The CVE assigned to this issue is CVE-2023-26452 and it has a CVSS score of 7.6, meaning it is a high severity issue.

The vulnerability lies in a feature that allows caching and retrieving image metadata. Hackers could abuse this by crafting requests that include malicious SQL queries instead of valid image data. If exploited from an adjacent internal network, this would allow the execution of arbitrary SQL statements with the privileges of the database user account.

No public exploits are known yet, but hackers may try to scan for vulnerable Image Converter Services and exploit them to steal database credentials and sensitive information. The good news is that the service is not exposed publicly by default.

To protect yourself, make sure your Image Converter Service is not accessible from outside your network. Also ensure you are running the latest version which has patched this vulnerability. Regularly monitoring your databases for suspicious activity is also recommended. Staying on top of software updates is key to reducing security risks from known vulnerabilities.