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r.php and ws.php files, SQL Injection or Not?

Some people have reported a SQL injection vulnerability for jLinks r.php and ws.php file.

<?php $_REQUEST["option"]="com_jlinks";$_REQUEST["controller"]="redirect";$_REQUEST["link"]=$_REQUEST["l"];include("index.php");

We want to inform everyone that this is NOT a SQL injection, and here is why?

First all this file does is do a soft redirect with a shorter URL.
Anyone with some PHP knowledge will realize that:
This is a hard coded string, not variable here so no injection: $_REQUEST["option"]="com_jlinks";
This is a hard coded string, not variable here so no injection: $_REQUEST["controller"]="redirect";
This $_REQUEST["link"]=$_REQUEST["l"], simply takes the value of one $_REQUEST and put it into another one, again for simplicity of URL.
All variables ( option, controller, redirect) ARE filtered afterward when read and used.

The reason why a crawler or other people might say that it is a SQL injection, is because they read the PHP variable $_REQUEST and immediately conclude it must be SQL injection.

If you are still in doubt please ask a knowledgeable PHP developer to get a second confirmation.


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