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Serious SQL Injection Vulnerability

Posted in: Security by Richard Hearne on April 28, 2008
Internet Marketing Ireland

This is worth coming out of hibernation. A nasty .ASP/.ASPX exploit has been found that allows a SQL injection. More from F-Secure.

But the real issue is that this is already affecting Irish sites:

MS SQL Injection
Google.ie Pages From Ireland [nihaorr1]

2050 Infected Pages From Ireland

If you are running MS SQL on IIS servers be aware that this seems to be spreading quickly.

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  1. [...] Via Richard Hearne. A lot of sites are being hacked with the SQL injection exploit. List of Irish ones. [...]

    Pingback by Damien Mulley » Blog Archive » Fluffy Links - Tuesday April 29th 2008 — April 29, 2008 @ 4:47 am

  2. Ouch! That is nasty but it looks like many of the sites have patched the hole, at least the ones I check on the front page of that Google search have.

    Comment by Donncha O Caoimh — May 5, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

  3. The number is down to just over 2,000 pages indexed with that search query. I know it’s not a 100% reliable measure. But after just over a week it does seem to be that more and more companies are patching their servers.

    = Paul

    Comment by paul — May 6, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  4. The most interesting piece to this puzzle is that SQL injections can only really be defended against in the site code. I wonder what some of the developers behind the Irish sites hit told their clients?

    Rgds to both

    Comment by Richard Hearne — May 6, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

  5. I’m suspecting that most developers didn’t admit that it was a problem with their code and probably charged them to update their website to protect it :)
    = p

    Comment by paul — May 6, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

  6. btw just got a 500 server error when submitting that last comment, but it went through. I know you had problems before with your wordpress setup. I’m using FF. on WinNT.

    Comment by paul — May 6, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  7. SQL Injection is a serious problem and is happening more than one would think. Take WordPress, for instance. One of the last versions had a injection vulnerability. The problem is that if you update, something else breaks! :S Sometimes it’s just better to stick with the bad but working rather than the new and “unknown”.

    Comment by Seologia — June 5, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

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