Critical SonicWall Vulnerability Allows SQL Injection – Patch Now!

A critical SQL injection (SQLi) vulnerability was recently patched by the network security company SonicWall as a result of a new update. 

The company’s Analytics On-Premise and Global Management System (GMS) products are affected by this critical flaw and as a result, they must be updated.

CVE-2022-22280 has been assigned to the flaw which has been tracked. Due to the fact that the special elements used in SQL commands are not neutralized appropriately, this vulnerability allows SQL injection.

There is a strong recommendation from SonicWall PSIRT for organizations to upgrade to the appropriately patched version as soon as possible.

Flaw Profile

  • CVE: CVE-2022-22280
  • CVSS v3 9.4
  • Severity: Critical
  • Summary: Unauthenticated SQL Injection In Sonicwall GMS and Analytics
  • Advisory ID: SNWLID-2022-0007

Affected Products & Versions

Here below we have mentioned the affected products and versions below:-

  • GMS: 9.3.1-SP2-Hotfix1 and earlier versions
  • Analytics: and earlier versions

In an effort to clarify the statement, SonicWall has claimed that it is not aware of any active exploits in the wild that have been reported. In short, this vulnerability has not even been exploited as of yet and there is no proof of concept exploit available for it.

This flaw has been discovered and reported by H4lo and Catalpa of the DBappSecurity HAT lab, which affects versions and earlier.

It is strongly recommended that organizations relying on devices that are vulnerable should upgrade to the fixed version:-

  • Analytics 
  • GMS 9.3.1-SP2-Hotfix-2

SQL injections are a type of bug in which an attacker can modify a legitimate SQL query in order to gain access to its contents. 

Then inputs a string of specially crafted code into the form or URL query variables of a web page and performs unexpected behavior based on the input.

In the current state of things, this vulnerability doesn’t have a workaround in place. For attackers to be prevented from exploiting the vulnerability, it is essential that the necessary security updates and mitigations be applied.

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