sqlninja 0.2.2 Released – SQL Injection ToolApril 15, 2008 – 5:03 AM
Sqlninja is a tool targeted to exploit SQL Injection vulnerabilities on a web application that uses Microsoft SQL Server as its back-end. Its main goal is to provide a remote shell on the vulnerable DB server, even in a very hostile environment. It should be used by penetration testers to help and automate the process of taking over a DB Server when a SQL Injection vulnerability has been discovered. It is released under the GPLv2 and it has been featured on SecurityHack’s Top 15 Free SQL Injection Scanners, which is a good result for something that started as a small script written on-the-fly during a pen-test.
The full documentation can be found in the tarball and also here, but here’s a list of what the Ninja does:
- Fingerprint of the remote SQL Server (version, user performing the queries, user privileges, xp_cmdshell availability, DB authentication mode)
- Bruteforce of ‘sa’ password (in 2 flavors: dictionary-based and incremental)
- Privilege escalation to sysadmin group if ‘sa’ password has been found
- Creation of a custom xp_cmdshell if the original one has been removed
- Upload of netcat (or any other executable) using only normal HTTP requests (no FTP/TFTP needed)
- TCP/UDP portscan from the target SQL Server to the attacking machine, in order to find a port that is allowed by the firewall of the target network and use it for a reverse shell
- Direct and reverse bindshell, both TCP and UDP
- DNS-tunneled pseudo-shell, when no TCP/UDP ports are available for a direct/reverse shell, but the DB server can resolve external hostnames (check the documentation for details about how this works)
- Evasion techniques to confuse a few IDS/IPS/WAF
Sqlninja is written in Perl and should run on any UNIX based platform with a Perl interpreter, as long as all needed modules have been installed. So far it has been successfully tested on:
- Mac OS X
Sqlninja does not run on Windows and I am not planning a port in the near future.
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