Protect Your SMS Notifications: Clockwork SMS Notfications Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks

CVECVE-2023-50843
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.6
SourceCVE-2023-50843

Clockwork SMS Notfications, a tool used for sending SMS notifications, was found to have a SQL Injection vulnerability that could allow attackers to compromise user data.

SQL Injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications by inserting malicious SQL statements into an entry field for execution by the backend database. By sending crafted SQL queries, attackers can view, modify or delete information from the database like user credentials and messages.

In the case of Clockwork SMS Notfications, a lack of input sanitization in the SMS Notfications feature could allow attackers to exploit the vulnerability by manipulating HTTP requests. This may enable them to view sensitive SMS details or even take control of user accounts.

To protect yourself, users should update their Clockwork SMS Notfications installation to version 3.0.5 or later which fixes this security issue. It is also recommended to use strong and unique passwords. Administrators should avoid exposing the SMS Notfications API endpoint to untrusted networks.

Proper validation of user-supplied data can prevent SQL Injection attacks. Software developers are advised to sanitize and encode all input parameters before including them in SQL queries to the database. Applying security updates promptly helps patch vulnerabilities and keep applications safe from exploitation.

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