Published:2014/08/15  Last Updated:2015/01/14

Shutter vulnerable to SQL injection


Shutter provided by tenfourzero contains a SQL injection vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Shutter v0.1.4
Other versions may be affected.


Shutter provided by tenfourzero is a web package allowing users to share their photos. lib/admin.php in Shutter contains a SQL injection vulnerability.


If an administrator views a malicious page while logged in, an arbitrary SQL command may be executed.


Uninstall the Software
According to the developer, the project is no longer being maintained and it is recommended to uninstall the software.

The developer states the following:
"As the project is not maintained it may be high unstable and insecure. You should therefore uninstall the software as soon as possible."

Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.08.15 (CVSS Base Metrics)

What is CVSS?

Measures Severity Description
Access Vector(AV) Local (L) Adjacent Network (A) Network (N) A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable".
Access Complexity(AC) High (H) Medium (M) Low (L) Specialized access conditions exist.
Authentication(Au) Multiple (M) Single (S) None (N) Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.
Confidentiality Impact(C) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is considerable informational disclosure. Access to some system files is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what is obtained, or the scope of the loss is constrained.
Integrity Impact(I) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.
Availability Impact(A) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.

Base Score:5.1


Yuji Tounai of reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-3904
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000095

Update History

Information under the section "Impact" was modified.