Demonstrating the consequences of XSS vulnerabilities

Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 11:00 AM EST

High risk vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection can be easily demonstrated by security analysts to developers or business executives. For example, a xp_cmdshell request injected into an application vulnerable to SQL Injection can be used to demonstrate how an attacker can abuse SQL injection to obtain a command prompt from the host running the (Microsoft) SQL server. Such demonstrations have major visual impact and the consequences of the vulnerabilities are clear.

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