Two Greek researchers managed to find a security loophole on a NASA website (subdomain), which allowed them to do SQL injection and access the organization's database.
According to Greek researchers, the US space agency was promptly alerted to the security gap, but to date it has not made any correction.
Researchers Dimitris Chatzidimitris and Anastasis Vasileiadhs report in Secnews.gr via email:
“On August 29, we discovered a vulnerability while navigating a Nasa page (https://www.jpl.nasα.gov/which relates to various promotion systems….
Vulnerability is a type SQL injection and the link to this weakness is:
Note Secnews.gr: We do not list the link for obvious reasons but we list some of the items we received by email:
“This specific vulnerability gave us access to fundamentals data of the specific website"
"After that we did not proceed to any possible access to the server beyond the bases as we had already confirmed that the page was not secure.
Immediately on August 27 we contacted the contact form on their page and we briefed them in detail to correct their security.
Until today 8 September we did not get any answer on this.
Anastasis Vasileiadhs ”
We quote a screenshoot from the database tables. We notice that the tables also contain the user data of the web page (usernames and passwords).
See it below picture (wp-users, contacts, Member, authors)
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