IPS learned of the existence of an exploit for the vulnerability on Sunday when it published a post advising users to disable the IPS Connect service, which allows multiple sites to share one login, by deleting the “interface/ipsconnect/ipsconnect.php” file from their installations.
“Most clients will not need this service but if you do use it then we still suggest you temporarily disable until a fix is released tomorrow,” IPS said.
Patches and additional details on the SQL injection vulnerability were released a few hours later. According to developers, SQL injection attacks are possible on certain PHP configurations.
“Although this exploit requires some knowledge of your configuration and for certain files to be web-readable, we felt it important to release an update,” IPS explained.
An exploit written in Python was published on several websites on Sunday. According to the author of the exploit, the error-based blind SQL injection flaw affects IP.Board version 3.4.7 and earlier.