OpenProject 8.3.1 SQL Injection

OpenProject versions 5.0.0 through 8.3.1 suffer from a remote SQL injection vulnerability.

MD5 | b1d368b6045a9b92c1d58a446f447422

SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20190510-0 >
title: Unauthenticated SQL Injection vulnerability
product: OpenProject
vulnerable version: 5.0.0 - 8.3.1
fixed version: 8.3.2 & 9.0.0
CVE number: CVE-2019-11600
impact: Critical
found: 2019-04-17
by: T. Soo (Office Bangkok)
SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab

An integrated part of SEC Consult
Europe | Asia | North America


Vendor description:
"OpenProject is the leading open source project management software.
Support your project management process along the entire project
life cycle: From project initiation to closure."


Business recommendation:
The vendor provides a patch which should be applied immediately.

An in-depth security analysis performed by security professionals is
highly advised, as the software may be affected from further security issues.

Vulnerability overview/description:
An SQL injection vulnerability has been identified in the web "activities API".
An unauthenticated attacker could successfully perform an attack to extract
potentially sensitive information from the database if OpenProject is configured
not to require authentication for API access.

Proof of concept:
Requesting the following URL will trigger a time delay as a proof of concept
for exploiting the blind SQL injection:

Vulnerable / tested versions:
The vulnerability has been identified in OpenProject version 8.3.1 which
was the most current version at the time of discovery.

According to the vendor all versions between 5.0.0 and 8.3.1 are affected.
Older versions (< 5.0.0) are not vulnerable.

Vendor contact timeline:
2019-04-30: Contacting vendor through [email protected]
2019-04-30: A patch is published in version 8.3.2
2019-05-06: Vendor publishes further details
2019-05-10: Release of security advisory

The vendor provides a patched version 8.3.2 and a security notice with further


Advisory URL:


SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab

SEC Consult
Europe | Asia | North America

About SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab
The SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab is an integrated part of SEC Consult. It
ensures the continued knowledge gain of SEC Consult in the field of network
and application security to stay ahead of the attacker. The SEC Consult
Vulnerability Lab supports high-quality penetration testing and the evaluation
of new offensive and defensive technologies for our customers. Hence our
customers obtain the most current information about vulnerabilities and valid
recommendation about the risk profile of new technologies.

Interested to work with the experts of SEC Consult?
Send us your application

Interested in improving your cyber security with the experts of SEC Consult?
Contact our local offices

Mail: research at sec-consult dot com

EOF Thanaphon Soo / @2019

Related Posts