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SQL Injection Vulnerabilities and the new FBI and CISA alerts

08 Apr 2024 12 PM
  • Published by Joseph Feiman
  • What is SQL Injection?

    A few days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a security alert regarding a continuous threat from SQL Injection (SQLi) software security vulnerabilities. This alert targets all software vendors and software development organizations, such as any enterprise that develops software for its clients’ needs.

    The alert strongly encourages those organizations to minimize the spread of SQLi in the software they deliver to their customers. It also appeals to the customers of the software and urges them to hold software developers/vendors accountable for the harm inflicted by SQLi vulnerabilities in the vendors’ software.

    SQLi is one of the most harmful security vulnerabilities. It enables hackers to manipulate with access to the databases and endanger the most sensitive data, e.g. retrieve it, and pass it to the hackers. The Open Worldwide Application Security Project (OWASP) – the guiding application security body – has included SQLi in its OWASP Top 10 list of the most severe vulnerabilities for the past fifteen years.

    Finding SQLi (as well as other security vulnerabilities) in the software is a paramount, although not a trivial, task. TrustMe.ai will find SQLi vulnerabilities for you.

    What can be done about SQL Injection?

    TrustMe.ai offers a set of application security testing technologies: static application security testing (SAST), software composition analysis (SCA) and dynamic application security testing (DAST) that analyze different aspects of software and detect SQLi and other dangerous security vulnerabilities, such as cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, broken access control, etc.

    TrustMe.ai testing technologies can run locally on client premises or test your application code residing in a cloud platform (such as GitHub). Those technologies are automated and thus require minimal client efforts. They serve the client with reports that outline detected vulnerabilities (e.g. SQLi), identify their location in the code, and provide remediation advice: how to fix the vulnerability. Upon remediation, security testing would run again to ensure that the vulnerability has been fixed. 

    Additionally, TrustMe.ai provides DevSecOps Efficiency Management technology, which tracks developers’ activities and identifies teams and developers that make errors that allow security vulnerabilities. The technology also estimates DevOps project delays caused by the necessity to fix vulnerabilities and gives a complete insight into the efficiency of DevSecOps processes. It enables clients to effectively plan and manage secure software development and operations.

    For more information on TrustMe.ai technologies/services reach out to contact@trustme.ai or visit our website at www.trustme.ai.