CMS Made Simple 2.2.15 SQL Injection

CMS Made Simple version 2.2.15 suffers from a remote SQL injection vulnerability.

MD5 | 3c9f1f3c607dca8e8d39af63dae2e0a4

1) Summary

Affected software CMS Made Simple-2.2.15
Vendor URL <>
Vulnerability SQL injection

2) Vulnerability Description

The affected software is vulnerable to SQL injection via the m1_sortby POST parameter of the News module, reachable via the moduleinterface.php page.
The `sortby` parameter is sanitized by replacing the `'` with the `_` character, anyway it is possible to inject arbitrary SQL language without using the `'`.
This vulnerability is remotely exploitable and require authentication.

3) PoC and details

4) Credits

This vulnerability has been discovered and reported
by Riccardo Krauter researcher @ Soter IT Security (

5) Timeline

2021/02/22 Vendor was informed
2021/02/26 Vendor said he won't fix
2021/03/17 Public disclosure

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