NSA Detection of a security gap by Greek investigators


Two Greek researchers managed to find a security loophole on the website of the NSA - (National Security Agency), which allowed them to use the SQL injection technique and gain access to the organization's database.

Researchers Dimitris Hatzidimitris and Anastasis Vassiliadis on 20/03/2020 identified a vulnerability in the security of the website: https://www.nsa.gov

The vulnerability is of SQL Injection type and the link for this vulnerability remains at the disposal of our editorial team.

Some of the elements of vulnerability:

Parameter: ver
Method: (GET)
Type: boolean-based blind
Title: AND boolean-based blind - WHERE or HAVING clause

Database: Microsoft_Access_mast ****

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Which contains 2 tables encoded!

Researchers Dimitris Hatzidimitris and Anastasis Vassiliadis report:

After that we did not proceed to a possible access to the server beyond the base since we had already confirmed the weakness in safety of the page.

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The NSA was notified in time for the security breach on 20/03/2020 and to date has not made any repairs preventing a possible leak of personal data from malicious third parties.

The information remains at the disposal of those directly interested, by the researchers themselves but also by our editorial team.

Information about vulnerabilities discovered in organizations is considered extremely necessary (especially when they exist on highly visited websites), and for us they are an immediate priority.

We hope that in this way, that is, the immediate exposure of any vulnerability, we contribute to a safer internet.


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