– By default, this script will first determine username, version and database name before enumerating the information_schema information.
– When the -q flag is applied, a user can supply any query that returns only a single cell.
– If the exploit or vulnerability requires a single quote, simply tack %27 to the end of the URI.
– This script contains error detection: It will only work on a mysql 5.x database, and knows when its queries have syntax errors.
– This script uses perl’s LibWhisker2 for IDS Evasion (The same as Nikto).
– This script uses the MD5 algorithm for optimization. There are other optimization methods, and this may not work on all sites.
A SQL attack which is increasing at extremely fast rates has been uncovered by ISC ( Internet Storm Center ) has seen to raise from just a few hundred pages to over 1 million in just a few weeks.
From the past few weeks of going over submitted results and information from interweb users they have put together some interesting data, one it seems to be targeting windows based servers and from the logs it seems they had been doing a bit of probing around within the weeks before the sites been injected with a special string:
After a year of hardcore development, sqlmap 0.9 is out!
sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a kick-ass detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out-of-band connections.
Rewritten SQL injection detection engine
Support to directly connect to the database without passing via a SQL injection, -d switch
Added full support for both time-based blind SQL injection and error-based SQL injection techniques
Implemented support for SQLite 2 and 3
Implemented support for Firebird
Implemented support for Microsoft Access, Sybase and SAP MaxDB
Added support to tamper injection data with –tamper switch
Added automatic recognition of password hashes format and support to crack them with a dictionary-based attack
Added support to fetch unicode data
Added support to use persistent HTTP(s) connection for speed improvement, –keep-alive switch
Implemented several optimization switches to speed up the exploitation of SQL injections
Support to parse and test forms on target url, –forms switch
Added switches to brute-force tables names and columns names with a dictionary attack, –common-tables and –common-columns.
MySQL.com, the official website of the database management system of the same name, was today subjected to an attack whereby hackers used SQL injection exploits to gain access to a complete list of usernames and passwords on the site.
News of the attack surfaced when the attackers posted details of the compromise on the Full Disclosure mailing list, publicly listing the contents of database tables used to store member and employee data, but also a small sample of user logins and password hashes.
Owned by Oracle, MySQL is used by millions of websites to store and deliver information, with some of the most popular online services and platforms including WordPress and Joomla utilising the software.
The attack was achieved using “blind SQL injection”, targeting MySQL.com, MySQL.fr, MySQL.de and MySQL.it, but also two Sun domains.
It appears that the attacks were not due to flaws in the MySQL software itself, but flaws in the implementation of their websites.
RockYou has suffered a serious hacker attack that has exposed 32 million of its customer usernames and passwords to possible identity theft. And it has apparently taken RockYou more than 10 days to inform its users of the breach.
The security firm Imperva informed RockYou that its site had a serious SQL injection flaw, according to reports. Imperva said that some users’ passwords had already been compromised as a result of the vulnerability by the time it notified RockYou of its findings. RockYou acted quickly to fix the flaw, but perhaps not fast enough. One hacker claimed to have gotten access to the accounts and posted some data as proof. Apparently, the database included the full list of unencrypted passwords in plain text.
The flaw is a big one because RockYou usernames and passwords are, by default, the same as users’ email names and passwords. Security experts are advising RockYou users to change their emails and passwords. RockYou has some of the most popular apps on Facebook, and it ranks third among Facebook developers with 55 million monthly active users, according to AppData.
SQL injection exploits a vulnerability in an app’s database layer and is a very common attack. It potentially lets hackers steal private information, and Yahoo’s jobs site recently suffered a similar attack. Imperva chief technology officer Amichai Shulman told eWeek Europe that users are particularly vulnerable if they use the same usernames and passwords for all of the sites that they visit.
In a statement to Techcrunch, RockYou said, “On December 4, RockYou’s IT team was alerted that the user database on RockYou.com had been compromised, potentially revealing some personal identification data for approximately 30M registered users on RockYou.com. RockYou immediately brought down the site and kept it down until a security patch was in place. RockYou confirms that no application accounts on Facebook were impacted by this hack and that most of the accounts affected were for earlier applications (including slideshow, glitter text, fun notes) that are no longer formally supported by the company. RockYou has secured the site and is in the process of informing all registered users that the hack took place.”
RockYou said it is planning to notify users. As others have noted, 10 days after it learned of the breach is far too late.