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In-depth analysis of our latest vulnerability findings and best practices for secure development.

flatCore CMS 1.4.6: Remote Code Execution and Easteregg

5 min read 17 Oct 2017 by Dennis Detering
flatCore is a lightweight Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP and SQLite. We tested the latest stable version 1.4.6 with RIPS and detected, among others, a critical persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000428) that can be used by an unauthenticated adversary to attack administrators and to execute PHP code on the web server.

Joomla! 3.7.5 - Takeover in 20 Seconds with LDAP Injection

6 min read 20 Sep 2017 by Robin Peraglie
With over 84 million downloads, Joomla! is one of the most popular content management systems. Our code analysis solution RIPS detected a previously unknown LDAP injection vulnerability in the login controller. This one vulnerability could allow remote attackers to leak the super user password and to fully take over any Joomla! <= 3.7.5 installation that uses LDAP for authentication.

SugarCRM's Security Diet - Multiple Vulnerabilities

10 min read 14 Sep 2017 by Robin Peraglie
SugarCRM is one of the most popular customer relationship management solutions. RIPS uncovered critical security issues that could allow attackers to steal customer data or sensitive files from the server.

How To Automate Security Analysis with the RIPS API

14 min read 23 Aug 2017 by Hendrik Buchwald
In this blog post the architecture of the RIPS API is explained and the advantages of a RESTful API are shown. To demonstrate the simplistic nature of our interface, a small CI integration example is given that will reject code commits with security issues and hence protects the production server from new vulnerabilities.

Security Analysis with SonarQube Plugin

4 min read 4 Aug 2017 by Martin Bednorz
SonarQube is one of the leading products for continuous code quality inspection. But in today’s world the detection of security issues is even more important. RIPS enables to integrate its awarded security analysis solution directly into SonarQube through a plugin that helps to detect security threats and quality issues in a central place.