Detection of SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks

Thursday, 18 March 2004, 2:23 PM EST

This article discusses techniques to detect SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting (CSS) attacks against your networks. There has been a lot of discussion on these two categories of Web-based attacks about how to carry them out, their impact, and how to prevent these attacks using better coding and design practices. However, there is not enough discussion on how these attacks can be detected.

We take the popular open-source IDS Snort, and compose regular-expression based rules for detecting these attacks. Incidentally, the default ruleset in Snort does contain signatures for detecting cross-site scripting, but these can be evaded easily.

By K. K. Mookhey and Nilesh Burghate at SecurityFocus.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 43 released!

Posted on 16 September 2014.  |  (IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. This issue covers web application security, mobile hacking, certification, Black Hat, and much more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Sep 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //