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2019-12-11
Laud, Peeter, Pettai, Martin, Randmets, Jaak.  2018.  Sensitivity Analysis of SQL Queries. Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security. :2–12.

The sensitivity of a function is the maximum change of its output for a unit change of its input. In this paper we present a method for determining the sensitivity of SQL queries, seen as functions from databases to datasets, where the change is measured in the number of rows that differ. Given a query, a database schema and a number, our method constructs a formula that is satisfiable only if the sensitivity of the query is bigger than this number. Our method is composable, and can also be applied to SQL workflows. Our results can be used to calibrate the amount of noise that has to be added to the output of the query to obtain a certain level of differential privacy.

2019-11-25
Wu, Songrui, Li, Qi, Li, Guoliang, Yuan, Dong, Yuan, Xingliang, Wang, Cong.  2019.  ServeDB: Secure, Verifiable, and Efficient Range Queries on Outsourced Database. 2019 IEEE 35th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). :626–637.
Data outsourcing to cloud has been a common IT practice nowadays due to its significant benefits. Meanwhile, security and privacy concerns are critical obstacles to hinder the further adoption of cloud. Although data encryption can mitigate the problem, it reduces the functionality of query processing, e.g., disabling SQL queries. Several schemes have been proposed to enable one-dimensional query on encrypted data, but multi-dimensional range query has not been well addressed. In this paper, we propose a secure and scalable scheme that can support multi-dimensional range queries over encrypted data. The proposed scheme has three salient features: (1) Privacy: the server cannot learn the contents of queries and data records during query processing. (2) Efficiency: we utilize hierarchical cubes to encode multi-dimensional data records and construct a secure tree index on top of such encoding to achieve sublinear query time. (3) Verifiability: our scheme allows users to verify the correctness and completeness of the query results to address server's malicious behaviors. We perform formal security analysis and comprehensive experimental evaluations. The results on real datasets demonstrate that our scheme achieves practical performance while guaranteeing data privacy and result integrity.
2019-11-04
Khan, Muhammad Imran, O’Sullivan, Barry, Foley, Simon N..  2018.  Towards Modelling Insiders Behaviour as Rare Behaviour to Detect Malicious RDBMS Access. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). :3094–3099.
The heart of any enterprise is its databases where the application data is stored. Organizations frequently place certain access control mechanisms to prevent access by unauthorized employees. However, there is persistent concern about malicious insiders. Anomaly-based intrusion detection systems are known to have the potential to detect insider attacks. Accurate modelling of insiders behaviour within the framework of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) requires attention. The majority of past research considers SQL queries in isolation when modelling insiders behaviour. However, a query in isolation can be safe, while a sequence of queries might result in malicious access. In this work, we consider sequences of SQL queries when modelling behaviours to detect malicious RDBMS accesses using frequent and rare item-sets mining. Preliminary results demonstrate that the proposed approach has the potential to detect malicious RDBMS accesses by insiders.
2019-10-02
Wang, S., Zhu, S., Zhang, Y..  2018.  Blockchain-Based Mutual Authentication Security Protocol for Distributed RFID Systems. 2018 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC). :00074–00077.

Since radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has been used in various scenarios such as supply chain, access control system and credit card, tremendous efforts have been made to improve the authentication between tags and readers to prevent potential attacks. Though effective in certain circumstances, these existing methods usually require a server to maintain a database of identity related information for every tag, which makes the system vulnerable to the SQL injection attack and not suitable for distributed environment. To address these problems, we now propose a novel blockchain-based mutual authentication security protocol. In this new scheme, there is no need for the trusted third parties to provide security and privacy for the system. Authentication is executed as an unmodifiable transaction based on blockchain rather than database, which applies to distributed RFID systems with high security demand and relatively low real-time requirement. Analysis shows that our protocol is logically correct and can prevent multiple attacks.

2019-09-26
Jackson, K. A., Bennett, B. T..  2018.  Locating SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in Java Byte Code Using Natural Language Techniques. SoutheastCon 2018. :1-5.

With so much our daily lives relying on digital devices like personal computers and cell phones, there is a growing demand for code that not only functions properly, but is secure and keeps user data safe. However, ensuring this is not such an easy task, and many developers do not have the required skills or resources to ensure their code is secure. Many code analysis tools have been written to find vulnerabilities in newly developed code, but this technology tends to produce many false positives, and is still not able to identify all of the problems. Other methods of finding software vulnerabilities automatically are required. This proof-of-concept study applied natural language processing on Java byte code to locate SQL injection vulnerabilities in a Java program. Preliminary findings show that, due to the high number of terms in the dataset, using singular decision trees will not produce a suitable model for locating SQL injection vulnerabilities, while random forest structures proved more promising. Still, further work is needed to determine the best classification tool.

2019-02-25
Ojagbule, O., Wimmer, H., Haddad, R. J..  2018.  Vulnerability Analysis of Content Management Systems to SQL Injection Using SQLMAP. SoutheastCon 2018. :1–7.

There are over 1 billion websites today, and most of them are designed using content management systems. Cybersecurity is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to a web application and protecting the confidentiality, integrity of data has become paramount. SQLi is one of the most commonly used techniques that hackers use to exploit a security vulnerability in a web application. In this paper, we compared SQLi vulnerabilities found on the three most commonly used content management systems using a vulnerability scanner called Nikto, then SQLMAP for penetration testing. This was carried on default WordPress, Drupal and Joomla website pages installed on a LAMP server (Iocalhost). Results showed that each of the content management systems was not susceptible to SQLi attacks but gave warnings about other vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Also, we suggested practices that could be implemented to prevent SQL injections.

Vyamajala, S., Mohd, T. K., Javaid, A..  2018.  A Real-World Implementation of SQL Injection Attack Using Open Source Tools for Enhanced Cybersecurity Learning. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT). :0198–0202.

SQL injection is well known a method of executing SQL queries and retrieving sensitive information from a website connected database. This process poses a threat to those applications which are poorly coded in the today's world. SQL is considered as one of the top 10 vulnerabilities even in 2018. To keep a track of the vulnerabilities that each of the websites are facing, we employ a tool called Acunetix which allows us to find the vulnerabilities of a specific website. This tool also suggests measures on how to ensure preventive measures. Using this implementation, we discover vulnerabilities in an actual website. Such a real-world implementation would be useful for instructional use in a foundational cybersecurity course.

Katole, R. A., Sherekar, S. S., Thakare, V. M..  2018.  Detection of SQL injection attacks by removing the parameter values of SQL query. 2018 2nd International Conference on Inventive Systems and Control (ICISC). :736–741.

Internet users are increasing day by day. The web services and mobile web applications or desktop web application's demands are also increasing. The chances of a system being hacked are also increasing. All web applications maintain data at the backend database from which results are retrieved. As web applications can be accessed from anywhere all around the world which must be available to all the users of the web application. SQL injection attack is nowadays one of the topmost threats for security of web applications. By using SQL injection attackers can steal confidential information. In this paper, the SQL injection attack detection method by removing the parameter values of the SQL query is discussed and results are presented.

2019-02-22
Gauthier, F., Keynes, N., Allen, N., Corney, D., Krishnan, P..  2018.  Scalable Static Analysis to Detect Security Vulnerabilities: Challenges and Solutions. 2018 IEEE Cybersecurity Development (SecDev). :134-134.

Parfait [1] is a static analysis tool originally developed to find implementation defects in C/C++ systems code. Parfait's focus is on proving both high precision (low false positives) as well as scaling to systems with millions of lines of code (typically requiring 10 minutes of analysis time per million lines). Parfait has since been extended to detect security vulnerabilities in applications code, supporting the Java EE and PL/SQL server stack. In this abstract we describe some of the challenges we encountered in this process including some of the differences seen between the applications code being analysed, our solutions that enable us to analyse a variety of applications, and a summary of the challenges that remain.

2018-11-19
Lekshmi, A. S. Sai, Devipriya, V. S..  2017.  An Emulation of Sql Injection Disclosure and Deterrence. 2017 International Conference on Networks Advances in Computational Technologies (NetACT). :314–316.

SQL Injection is one of the most critical security vulnerability in web applications. Most web applications use SQL as web applications. SQL injection mainly affects these websites and web applications. An attacker can easily bypass a web applications authentication and authorization and get access to the contents they want by SQL injection. This unauthorised access helps the attacker to retrieve confidential data's, trade secrets and can even delete or modify valuable documents. Even though, to an extend many preventive measures are found, till now there are no complete solution for this problem. Hence, from the surveys and analyses done, an enhanced methodology is proposed against SQL injection disclosure and deterrence by ensuring proper authentication using Heisenberg analysis and password security using Honey pot mechanism.

2018-06-07
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L..  2017.  An applied pattern-driven corpus to predictive analytics in mitigating SQL injection attack. 2017 Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST). :12–17.

Emerging computing relies heavily on secure backend storage for the massive size of big data originating from the Internet of Things (IoT) smart devices to the Cloud-hosted web applications. Structured Query Language (SQL) Injection Attack (SQLIA) remains an intruder's exploit of choice to pilfer confidential data from the back-end database with damaging ramifications. The existing approaches were all before the new emerging computing in the context of the Internet big data mining and as such will lack the ability to cope with new signatures concealed in a large volume of web requests over time. Also, these existing approaches were strings lookup approaches aimed at on-premise application domain boundary, not applicable to roaming Cloud-hosted services' edge Software-Defined Network (SDN) to application endpoints with large web request hits. Using a Machine Learning (ML) approach provides scalable big data mining for SQLIA detection and prevention. Unfortunately, the absence of corpus to train a classifier is an issue well known in SQLIA research in applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. This paper presents an application context pattern-driven corpus to train a supervised learning model. The model is trained with ML algorithms of Two-Class Support Vector Machine (TC SVM) and Two-Class Logistic Regression (TC LR) implemented on Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (MAML) studio to mitigate SQLIA. This scheme presented here, then forms the subject of the empirical evaluation in Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve.

Appelt, D., Panichella, A., Briand, L..  2017.  Automatically Repairing Web Application Firewalls Based on Successful SQL Injection Attacks. 2017 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE). :339–350.

Testing and fixing Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are two relevant and complementary challenges for security analysts. Automated testing helps to cost-effectively detect vulnerabilities in a WAF by generating effective test cases, i.e., attacks. Once vulnerabilities have been identified, the WAF needs to be fixed by augmenting its rule set to filter attacks without blocking legitimate requests. However, existing research suggests that rule sets are very difficult to understand and too complex to be manually fixed. In this paper, we formalise the problem of fixing vulnerable WAFs as a combinatorial optimisation problem. To solve it, we propose an automated approach that combines machine learning with multi-objective genetic algorithms. Given a set of legitimate requests and bypassing SQL injection attacks, our approach automatically infers regular expressions that, when added to the WAF's rule set, prevent many attacks while letting legitimate requests go through. Our empirical evaluation based on both open-source and proprietary WAFs shows that the generated filter rules are effective at blocking previously identified and successful SQL injection attacks (recall between 54.6% and 98.3%), while triggering in most cases no or few false positives (false positive rate between 0% and 2%).

Ghafarian, A..  2017.  A hybrid method for detection and prevention of SQL injection attacks. 2017 Computing Conference. :833–838.

SQL injection attack (SQLIA) pose a serious security threat to the database driven web applications. This kind of attack gives attackers easily access to the application's underlying database and to the potentially sensitive information these databases contain. A hacker through specifically designed input, can access content of the database that cannot otherwise be able to do so. This is usually done by altering SQL statements that are used within web applications. Due to importance of security of web applications, researchers have studied SQLIA detection and prevention extensively and have developed various methods. In this research, after reviewing the existing research in this field, we present a new hybrid method to reduce the vulnerability of the web applications. Our method is specifically designed to detect and prevent SQLIA. Our proposed method is consists of three phases namely, the database design, implementation, and at the common gateway interface (CGI). Details of our approach along with its pros and cons are discussed in detail.

Dikhit, A. S., Karodiya, K..  2017.  Result evaluation of field authentication based SQL injection and XSS attack exposure. 2017 International Conference on Information, Communication, Instrumentation and Control (ICICIC). :1–6.

Figuring innovations and development of web diminishes the exertion required for different procedures. Among them the most profited businesses are electronic frameworks, managing an account, showcasing, web based business and so on. This framework mostly includes the data trades ceaselessly starting with one host then onto the next. Amid this move there are such a variety of spots where the secrecy of the information and client gets loosed. Ordinarily the zone where there is greater likelihood of assault event is known as defenceless zones. Electronic framework association is one of such place where numerous clients performs there undertaking as indicated by the benefits allotted to them by the director. Here the aggressor makes the utilization of open ranges, for example, login or some different spots from where the noxious script is embedded into the framework. This scripts points towards trading off the security imperatives intended for the framework. Few of them identified with clients embedded scripts towards web communications are SQL infusion and cross webpage scripting (XSS). Such assaults must be distinguished and evacuated before they have an effect on the security and classification of the information. Amid the most recent couple of years different arrangements have been incorporated to the framework for making such security issues settled on time. Input approvals is one of the notable fields however experiences the issue of execution drops and constrained coordinating. Some other component, for example, disinfection and polluting will create high false report demonstrating the misclassified designs. At the center, both include string assessment and change investigation towards un-trusted hotspots for totally deciphering the effect and profundity of the assault. This work proposes an enhanced lead based assault discovery with specifically message fields for viably identifying the malevolent scripts. The work obstructs the ordinary access for malignant so- rce utilizing and hearty manage coordinating through unified vault which routinely gets refreshed. At the underlying level of assessment, the work appears to give a solid base to further research.

Appiah, B., Opoku-Mensah, E., Qin, Z..  2017.  SQL injection attack detection using fingerprints and pattern matching technique. 2017 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS). :583–587.

Web-Based applications are becoming more increasingly technically complex and sophisticated. The very nature of their feature-rich design and their capability to collate, process, and disseminate information over the Internet or from within an intranet makes them a popular target for attack. According to Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top Ten Cheat sheet-2017, SQL Injection Attack is at peak among online attacks. This can be attributed primarily to lack of awareness on software security. Developing effective SQL injection detection approaches has been a challenge in spite of extensive research in this area. In this paper, we propose a signature based SQL injection attack detection framework by integrating fingerprinting method and Pattern Matching to distinguish genuine SQL queries from malicious queries. Our framework monitors SQL queries to the database and compares them against a dataset of signatures from known SQL injection attacks. If the fingerprint method cannot determine the legitimacy of query alone, then the Aho Corasick algorithm is invoked to ascertain whether attack signatures appear in the queries. The initial experimental results of our framework indicate the approach can identify wide variety of SQL injection attacks with negligible impact on performance.

2018-05-24
Maraj, A., Rogova, E., Jakupi, G., Grajqevci, X..  2017.  Testing Techniques and Analysis of SQL Injection Attacks. 2017 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications (ICKEA). :55–59.

It is a well-known fact that nowadays access to sensitive information is being performed through the use of a three-tier-architecture. Web applications have become a handy interface between users and data. As database-driven web applications are being used more and more every day, web applications are being seen as a good target for attackers with the aim of accessing sensitive data. If an organization fails to deploy effective data protection systems, they might be open to various attacks. Governmental organizations, in particular, should think beyond traditional security policies in order to achieve proper data protection. It is, therefore, imperative to perform security testing and make sure that there are no holes in the system, before an attack happens. One of the most commonly used web application attacks is by insertion of an SQL query from the client side of the application. This attack is called SQL Injection. Since an SQL Injection vulnerability could possibly affect any website or web application that makes use of an SQL-based database, the vulnerability is one of the oldest, most prevalent and most dangerous of web application vulnerabilities. To overcome the SQL injection problems, there is a need to use different security systems. In this paper, we will use 3 different scenarios for testing security systems. Using Penetration testing technique, we will try to find out which is the best solution for protecting sensitive data within the government network of Kosovo.

2018-03-26
Scully, Ziv, Chlipala, Adam.  2017.  A Program Optimization for Automatic Database Result Caching. Proceedings of the 44th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages. :271–284.

Most popular Web applications rely on persistent databases based on languages like SQL for declarative specification of data models and the operations that read and modify them. As applications scale up in user base, they often face challenges responding quickly enough to the high volume of requests. A common aid is caching of database results in the application's memory space, taking advantage of program-specific knowledge of which caching schemes are sound and useful, embodied in handwritten modifications that make the program less maintainable. These modifications also require nontrivial reasoning about the read-write dependencies across operations. In this paper, we present a compiler optimization that automatically adds sound SQL caching to Web applications coded in the Ur/Web domain-specific functional language, with no modifications required to source code. We use a custom cache implementation that supports concurrent operations without compromising the transactional semantics of the database abstraction. Through experiments with microbenchmarks and production Ur/Web applications, we show that our optimization in many cases enables an easy doubling or more of an application's throughput, requiring nothing more than passing an extra command-line flag to the compiler.

2018-02-15
Bieschke, T., Hermerschmidt, L., Rumpe, B., Stanchev, P..  2017.  Eliminating Input-Based Attacks by Deriving Automated Encoders and Decoders from Context-Free Grammars. 2017 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW). :93–101.

Software systems nowadays communicate via a number of complex languages. This is often the cause of security vulnerabilities like arbitrary code execution, or injections. Whereby injections such as cross-site scripting are widely known from textual languages such as HTML and JSON that constantly gain more popularity. These systems use parsers to read input and unparsers write output, where these security vulnerabilities arise. Therefore correct parsing and unparsing of messages is of the utmost importance when developing secure and reliable systems. Part of the challenge developers face is to correctly encode data during unparsing and decode it during parsing. This paper presents McHammerCoder, an (un)parser and encoding generator supporting textual and binary languages. Those (un)parsers automatically apply the generated encoding, that is derived from the language's grammar. Therefore manually defining and applying encoding is not required to effectively prevent injections when using McHammerCoder. By specifying the communication language within a grammar, McHammerCoder provides developers with correct input and output handling code for their custom language.

2018-01-16
Meng, B., Andi, W., Jian, X., Fucai, Z..  2017.  DDOS Attack Detection System Based on Analysis of Users' Behaviors for Application Layer. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC). 1:596–599.

Aiming at the problem of internal attackers of database system, anomaly detection method of user behaviour is used to detect the internal attackers of database system. With using Discrete-time Markov Chains (DTMC), an anomaly detection system of user behavior is proposed, which can detect the internal threats of database system. First, we make an analysis on SQL queries, which are user behavior features. Then, we use DTMC model extract behavior features of a normal user and the detected user and make a comparison between them. If the deviation of features is beyond threshold, the detected user behavior is judged as an anomaly behavior. The experiments are used to test the feasibility of the detction system. The experimental results show that this detction system can detect normal and abnormal user behavior precisely and effectively.

2018-01-10
Gupta, P., Goswami, A., Koul, S., Sartape, K..  2017.  IQS-intelligent querying system using natural language processing. 2017 International conference of Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA). 2:410–413.
Modern databases contain an enormous amount of information stored in a structured format. This information is processed to acquire knowledge. However, the process of information extraction from a Database System is cumbersome for non-expert users as it requires an extensive knowledge of DBMS languages. Therefore, an inevitable need arises to bridge the gap between user requirements and the provision of a simple information retrieval system whereby the role of a specialized Database Administrator is annulled. In this paper, we propose a methodology for building an Intelligent Querying System (IQS) by which a user can fire queries in his own (natural) language. The system first parses the input sentences and then generates SQL queries from the natural language expressions of the input. These queries are in turn mapped with the desired information to generate the required output. Hence, it makes the information retrieval process simple, effective and reliable.
2017-12-28
Shih, M. H., Chang, J. M..  2017.  Design and analysis of high performance crypt-NoSQL. 2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing. :52–59.

NoSQL databases have become popular with enterprises due to their scalable and flexible storage management of big data. Nevertheless, their popularity also brings up security concerns. Most NoSQL databases lacked secure data encryption, relying on developers to implement cryptographic methods at application level or middleware layer as a wrapper around the database. While this approach protects the integrity of data, it increases the difficulty of executing queries. We were motivated to design a system that not only provides NoSQL databases with the necessary data security, but also supports the execution of query over encrypted data. Furthermore, how to exploit the distributed fashion of NoSQL databases to deliver high performance and scalability with massive client accesses is another important challenge. In this research, we introduce Crypt-NoSQL, the first prototype to support execution of query over encrypted data on NoSQL databases with high performance. Three different models of Crypt-NoSQL were proposed and performance was evaluated with Yahoo! Cloud Service Benchmark (YCSB) considering an enormous number of clients. Our experimental results show that Crypt-NoSQL can process queries over encrypted data with high performance and scalability. A guidance of establishing service level agreement (SLA) for Crypt-NoSQL as a cloud service is also proposed.

2017-05-22
Suzuki, Kenichi, Kiselyov, Oleg, Kameyama, Yukiyoshi.  2016.  Finally, Safely-extensible and Efficient Language-integrated Query. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation. :37–48.

Language-integrated query is an embedding of database queries into a host language to code queries at a higher level than the all-to-common concatenation of strings of SQL fragments. The eventually produced SQL is ensured to be well-formed and well-typed, and hence free from the embarrassing (security) problems. Language-integrated query takes advantage of the host language's functional and modular abstractions to compose and reuse queries and build query libraries. Furthermore, language-integrated query systems like T-LINQ generate efficient SQL, by applying a number of program transformations to the embedded query. Alas, the set of transformation rules is not designed to be extensible. We demonstrate a new technique of integrating database queries into a typed functional programming language, so to write well-typed, composable queries and execute them efficiently on any SQL back-end as well as on an in-memory noSQL store. A distinct feature of our framework is that both the query language as well as the transformation rules needed to generate efficient SQL are safely user-extensible, to account for many variations in the SQL back-ends, as well for domain-specific knowledge. The transformation rules are guaranteed to be type-preserving and hygienic by their very construction. They can be built from separately developed and reusable parts and arbitrarily composed into optimization pipelines. With this technique we have embedded into OCaml a relational query language that supports a very large subset of SQL including grouping and aggregation. Its types cover the complete set of intricate SQL behaviors.

2017-04-20
Alvarez, E. D., Correa, B. D., Arango, I. F..  2016.  An analysis of XSS, CSRF and SQL injection in colombian software and web site development. 2016 8th Euro American Conference on Telematics and Information Systems (EATIS). :1–5.

Software development and web applications have become fundamental in our lives. Millions of users access these applications to communicate, obtain information and perform transactions. However, these users are exposed to many risks; commonly due to the developer's lack of experience in security protocols. Although there are many researches about web security and hacking protection, there are plenty of vulnerable websites. This article focuses in analyzing 3 main hacking techniques: XSS, CSRF, and SQL Injection over a representative group of Colombian websites. Our goal is to obtain information about how Colombian companies and organizations give (or not) relevance to security; and how the final user could be affected.

2015-05-06
Pathan, A.C., Potey, M.A..  2014.  Detection of Malicious Transaction in Database Using Log Mining Approach. Electronic Systems, Signal Processing and Computing Technologies (ICESC), 2014 International Conference on. :262-265.

Data mining is the process of finding correlations in the relational databases. There are different techniques for identifying malicious database transactions. Many existing approaches which profile is SQL query structures and database user activities to detect intrusion, the log mining approach is the automatic discovery for identifying anomalous database transactions. Mining of the Data is very helpful to end users for extracting useful business information from large database. Multi-level and multi-dimensional data mining are employed to discover data item dependency rules, data sequence rules, domain dependency rules, and domain sequence rules from the database log containing legitimate transactions. Database transactions that do not comply with the rules are identified as malicious transactions. The log mining approach can achieve desired true and false positive rates when the confidence and support are set up appropriately. The implemented system incrementally maintain the data dependency rule sets and optimize the performance of the intrusion detection process.
 

2015-05-05
Buja, G., Bin Abd Jalil, K., Bt Hj Mohd Ali, F., Rahman, T.F.A..  2014.  Detection model for SQL injection attack: An approach for preventing a web application from the SQL injection attack. Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE), 2014 IEEE Symposium on. :60-64.

Since the past 20 years the uses of web in daily life is increasing and becoming trend now. As the use of the web is increasing, the use of web application is also increasing. Apparently most of the web application exists up to today have some vulnerability that could be exploited by unauthorized person. Some of well-known web application vulnerabilities are Structured Query Language (SQL) Injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). By compromising with these web application vulnerabilities, the system cracker can gain information about the user and lead to the reputation of the respective organization. Usually the developers of web applications did not realize that their web applications have vulnerabilities. They only realize them when there is an attack or manipulation of their code by someone. This is normal as in a web application, there are thousands of lines of code, therefore it is not easy to detect if there are some loopholes. Nowadays as the hacking tools and hacking tutorials are easier to get, lots of new hackers are born. Even though SQL injection is very easy to protect against, there are still large numbers of the system on the internet are vulnerable to this type of attack because there will be a few subtle condition that can go undetected. Therefore, in this paper we propose a detection model for detecting and recognizing the web vulnerability which is; SQL Injection based on the defined and identified criteria. In addition, the proposed detection model will be able to generate a report regarding the vulnerability level of the web application. As the consequence, the proposed detection model should be able to decrease the possibility of the SQL Injection attack that can be launch onto the web application.