SQL Injection Vulnerability

By
Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
14 May 2024
Vulnerability

Description

SQL Injection is a kind of method used by hackers to access, modify and delete the data from the database. By leveraging SQL Injection hackers will also be able to bypass authentication and access unauthorized data from databases. Potentially allowing an attacker to escalate to more damaging attacks inside the network where the application is hosted.

Recommendation

  • Use of prepared statements (with parameterized queries)
  • Use of stored procedures
  • Whitelist input validation
  • Escaping all user-supplied input
  • Enforcing least privilege
  • Performing whitelist input validation as a secondary defence
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Written by
Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
Lead Engineer
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