Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Esri ArcGIS server 10.1 contains a blind SQL injection vulnerability
Name VU#795644 First vendor Publication 2012-11-09
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2012-11-19
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 8 Authentication Requires single instance
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Vulnerability Note VU#795644

Esri ArcGIS server 10.1 contains a blind SQL injection vulnerability

Original Release date: 09 Nov 2012 | Last revised: 19 Nov 2012


Esri's ArcGIS server version 10.1 contains a blind SQL injection vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute a subset of SQL commands via a query operation where clause.


The Esri ArcGIS server version 10.1 contains a blind SQL injection vulnerability (CWE-89) for REST service queries. The where form field when constructing a query does not properly sanitize SQL commands from the input.

http://<FQDN/IP>:6080/arcgis/rest/services/<SERVICE WITH QUERY SUPPORT>/query?f=json&where=featured%3Dtrue&returnGeometry=true&spatialRel=esriSpatialRelIntersects


A remote authenticated attacker may be able to run a subset of SQL commands against the back-end database.


Apply an Update

Esri released an update to ArcGIS Server 10.1 Service Pack 1. If you cannot patch, please consider the following workarounds.

Disable the query

The query operation may be disabled via ArcGIS Manager for each service.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent SQLi attacks since the attack comes as an SQL request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing a web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Environmental Systems Research Institute IncAffected25 Sep 201207 Nov 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)



  • http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/66/metaid/1930
  • http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/40665
  • http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisserver
  • http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/89.html


Thank you to the reporter that wishes to remain anonymous.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2012-4949
  • Date Public:29 Oct 2012
  • Date First Published:09 Nov 2012
  • Date Last Updated:19 Nov 2012
  • Document Revision:31


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/795644

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-89 Improper Sanitization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

Alert History

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Date Informations
2012-11-29 21:21:49
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-29 21:20:26
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-19 21:20:26
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-19 21:18:52
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-15 00:20:41
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-14 17:22:17
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-13 21:20:57
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-13 17:18:51
  • Multiple Updates
2012-11-10 00:18:18
  • First insertion