[CVE-2023-45376] Improper neutralization of SQL parameter in HiPresta – Carousels Pack – Instagram, Products, Brands, Supplier module for PrestaShop

PrestaShop Security Advisory

In the module “Carousels Pack – Instagram, Products, Brands, Supplier” (hicarouselspack) up to version 1.5.0 from HiPresta for PrestaShop, a guest can perform SQL injection in affected versions.


  • CVE ID: [CVE-2023-45376]
  • Published at: 2023-10-19
  • Platform: PrestaShop
  • Product: hicarouselspack
  • Impacted release: <= 1.5.0 (1.5.1 fixed the vulnerability)
  • Product author: HiPresta
  • Weakness: CWE-89
  • Severity: critical (9.8)


The method HiCpProductGetter::getViewedProduct() has sensitive SQL call that can be executed with a trivial http call and exploited to forge a SQL injection.

WARNING : Be warned that this exploit will certainly bypass some WAF. For this reason, POC is not given as usual.

CVSS base metrics

  • Attack vector: network
  • Attack complexity: low
  • Privilege required: none
  • User interaction: none
  • Scope: unchanged
  • Confidentiality: high
  • Integrity: high
  • Availability: high

Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Possible malicious usage

  • Obtain admin access
  • Remove data from the associated PrestaShop
  • Copy/paste data from sensitive tables to FRONT to expose tokens and unlock admins’s ajax scripts
  • Rewrite SMTP settings to hijack emails

Patch from 1.5.0

--- 1.5.0/modules/hicarouselspack/hicarouselspack.php
+++ 1.5.1/modules/hicarouselspack/hicarouselspack.php
public function hookDisplayHeader()
-       $this->addNewViewedProductId(Tools::getValue('id_product'));
+       $this->addNewViewedProductId((int) Tools::getValue('id_product'));

--- 1.5.0/modules/hicarouselspack/classes/HiProductGetter.php
+++ 1.5.1/modules/hicarouselspack/classes/HiProductGetter.php
    public function getViewedProduct($viewed_ids, $limit, $out_of_stock = false)
        if ($viewed_ids == '') {
            return false;
        $ids = array_unique(explode(',', $viewed_ids));
        $sql = '
            SELECT DISTINCT p.id_product, stock.out_of_stock, IFNULL(stock.quantity, 0) as quantity 
            FROM '._DB_PREFIX_.'product p
            '.Product::sqlStock('p', 0).'
-           WHERE p.`id_product` IN ('.pSQL(implode(',', $ids)).')';
+           WHERE p.`id_product` IN ('.implode(',', array_map('intval', $ids)).')';

Other recommendations

  • It’s recommended to upgrade to the latest version of the module hicarouselspack.
  • Upgrade PrestaShop to the latest version to disable multiquery executions (separated by “;”) – be warned that this functionality WILL NOT protect your SHOP against injection SQL which uses the UNION clause to steal data.
  • Change the default database prefix ps_ with a new longer, arbitrary prefix. Nevertheless, be warned that this is useless against blackhats with DBA senior skill because of a design vulnerability in DBMS
  • Activate OWASP 942’s rules on your WAF (Web application firewall), be warned that you will probably break your backoffice and you will need to pre-configure some bypasses against this set of rules.


2023-01-12Issue discovered during a code review by TouchWeb.fr
2023-01-13FOP Security team contact Addons security Team
2023-01-13Author provide a patch which was incomplete
2023-05-19Contact PrestaShop Addons security Team to confirm versions scope by author
2023-05-19Request a CVE ID
2023-08-22PrestaShop Addons security Team confirm versions scope by author
2023-09-05Author provide a complete patch
2023-10-11Received CVE ID
2023-10-19Publish this security advisory