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Best Tools For Performing SQL Injection Attacks – Website Hacking

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Bytes: SQL injection is one of the most common attacks against web applications. This is used against websites which use SQL to query data from the database server. A successful SQL injection attack can read sensitive data including email, username, password, and credit card details from your database. An attacker can not only read, but also modify or delete the data from the database. So, SQL injection can be very harmful.

There are various kinds of SQL injection which are defined based on scope. These are:

  • Classic SQL injection
  • Blind SQL injection
  • Database specific SQL injection
  • Compound SQLI

We are not going into details of these classes. We have covered various tutorials on SQL injection in the past. You can explore our resources by using the search feature. SQL injection vulnerability exists because developers do not care about data validation and security. Users’ input must be sanitized before passing into SQL queries, but developers forget to do this or do not properly sanitize. This makes the web application vulnerable to SQL injection attack. 


Performing classic SQL injection is easy via browser based attack by injecting queries in various parameters. But it also requires knowledge of SQL queries. For blind SQL injection or another, you need to be an expert with high knowledge of database queries, database architecture and experience. And using manual ways takes a lot of time.

Best Tools For Performing SQL Injection Attacks

To make the SQL injection attack process easy, developers have also developed SQL injection tools by creating a good detection engine. With every new release, these tools are becoming smarter. These tools take the vulnerable URL as a parameter and then start attacking the target. Based on its detection and attack engine, these tools are capable of detecting the type of attack. Sometimes, a vulnerable URL is protected via session and requires login. So, these tools have also gotten the capability of login into a web application via provided username and password to perform SQL injection in the target application. These tools can perform GET-based, POST-based or cookie-based SQL injection without any problem.

These tools can automatically perform an attack, and in a few minutes, you will get a successful attack result. These tools also allow you to access any table or any column of the database in just a click and attack process. In CLI tools, you can use commands to access data. These tools also let you run SQL queries in the target database. So, you can access, modify or delete data on the target server. These tools also allow attackers to upload or download files from the server.

In this post, we are adding few open source SQL injection tools. These tools are powerful and can perform automatic SQL injection attacks against the target applications. I will also add the download link to download the tool and try. I tried my best to list the best and most popular SQL injection tools.

BSQL Hacker

BSQL hacker is a nice SQL injection tool that helps you perform a SQL injection attack against web applications. This tool is for those who want an automatic SQL injection tool. It is especially made for Blind SQL injection. This tool is fast and performs a multi-threaded attack for better and faster results.

It’s easy to use for beginners and provide great amount of customisation and automation support for experienced users. Features a nice metasploit alike exploit repository to share and update SQL Injection exploits.

BSQL Hacker is an automated SQL Injection Framework / Tool designed to exploit SQL injection vulnerabilities virtually in any database.

BSQL Hacker aims for experienced users as well as beginners who want to automate SQL Injections (especially Blind SQL Injections).

It supports 4 different kinds of SQL injection attacks:

  • Blind SQL Injection
  • Time Based Blind SQL Injection
  • Deep Blind (based on advanced time delays)
  • SQL Injection Error Based SQL Injection

This tool works in automatic mode and can extract most of the information from the database. It comes in both GUI and console support. You can try any of the given UI modes. From GUI mode, you can also save or load saved attack data.

It supports multiple injection points including query string, HTTP headers, POST, and cookies. It supports a proxy to perform the attack. It can also use the default authentication details to login into web accounts and perform the attack from the given account. It supports SSL protected URLs, and can also be used on SSL URLs with invalid certificates.

BSQL Hacker SQL injection tool supports MSSQL, ORACLE and MySQL. But MySQL support is experimental and is not as effective on this database server as it is for other two.

Download BSQL Hacker here: DOWNLOAD

SQLmap

SQLMap is the open source SQL injection tool and most popular among all SQL injection tools available. This Tool is pre installed in kali linux. It make easy to exploit the SQL injection vulnerability of a web application and take over the database server. It comes with a powerful detection engine which can easily detect most of the SQL injection related vulnerabilities.

SQLmap have variety of Database , including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, IBM DB2, SQLite, Firebird, Sybase, SAP MaxDB and HSQLDB. Most of the popular database servers are already included. It also supports various kind of SQL injection attacks, including boolean-based blind, time-based blind, error-based, UNION query-based, stacked queries and out-of-band.

One good feature of the tool is that it comes with a built-in password hash recognition system. It helps in identifying the password hash and then cracking the password by performing a dictionary attack.

This tool allows you to download or upload any file from the database server when the db server is MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server. And only for these three database servers, it also allows you to execute arbitrary commands and retrieve their standard output on the database server.

After connecting to a database server, this tool also lets you search for specific database name, specific tables or for specific columns in the whole database server. This is a very useful feature when you want to search for a specific column but the database server is huge and contains too many databases and tables.

Download SQL Map from the link given below:

https://github.com/sqlmapproject/sqlmap

SQLninja

Sqlninja is a tool targeted to exploit SQL Injection vulnerabilities on a web application that uses Microsoft SQL Server as its back-end.There is a certain amount of respect earned when someone makes a hacking tool that not only does what it is supposed to do, but does it elegantly as well. While this tool is aimed at professional pen testers, this is one tool that should be in everyone’s information security toolbox.

SQL Ninja is a SQL injection hacking tool, that provides a multi-step process to getting into an SQL server back end. It only runs on Linux and Apple operating systems, so for those looking for a Windows based tool, you will not find that here. Get a VM and learn linux, most of the best hacking tools live on linux.

Its main goal is to provide a remote access 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 can also be integrated with Metasploit to get GUI access to the remote database. It also supports direct and reverse bindshell, both TCP and UDP.

This tool is not available for Windows platforms. It is only available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and iOS operating systems.

Download SQLninja from the link given below:

http://sqlninja.sourceforge.net/

Safe3 SQL Injector

Safe3 is one of the most powerful and easy usage penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a kick-ass detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out-of-band connections.

It supports both HTTP and HTTPS websites. You can perform SQL injection via GET, POST or cookies. It also supports authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM HTTP authentications) to perform a SQL injection attack. The tool supports wide range of database servers including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, SQLite, Firebird, Sybase and SAP MaxDB database management systems.

For MYSQL and MS SQL, it also supports read, list or write any file from the database server. It also lets attackers execute arbitrary commands and retrieve their output on a database server in Oracle and Microsoft SQL server. It also support web path guess, MD5 crack, domain query and full SQL injection scan.

Download Safe3 SQL injector tool from the link given below:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/safe3si/

SQLSus

SQLSus is another open source SQL injection tool and is basically a MySQL injection and takeover tool. This tool is written in

Perl and you can extend the functions by adding your own codes. This tool offers a command interface which lets you inject your own SQL queries and perform SQL injection attacks.sqlsus focuses on speed and efficiency, optimising the available injection space, making the best use (I can think of) of MySQL functions.

It uses stacked subqueries and an powerful blind injection algorithm to maximise the data gathered per web server hit. Using multithreading on top of that, sqlsus is an extremely fast database dumper, be it for inband or blind injection.If the privileges are high enough, sqlsus will be a great help for uploading a backdoor through the injection point, and takeover the web serve

Like other available SQL injection tools, it also supports HTTPS. It can perform attacks via both GET and POST. It also supports, cookies, socks proxy, HTTP authentication, and binary data retrieving.

If the access to information_schema is not possible or table does not exist, it can perform a bruteforce attack to guess the name of the table. With this tool, you can also clone a database, table, or column into a local SQLite database, and continue over different sessions.

If you want to use a SQL injection tool against a MySQL attack, you will prefer this tool because it is specialized for this specific database server.

Download SQLsus from the link given below:

http://sqlsus.sourceforge.net/

Mole

Mole is a programmed automatic SQL Injection exploitation tool. Just by giving a vulnerable URL and a substantial string on the site it can recognize the injection and exploit it, either by utilizing the union method or a boolean question based system. The Mole utilizes a command based interface, permitting the client to show the activity he needs to perform effectively. The CLI likewise gives auto-completion on both commands and command arguments, making the user sort as less as could be expected under the possibilities.

Mole supports MySQL, MsSQL and Postgres database servers. So, you can only perform SQL injection attacks against these databases. This tool was written in Python and requires only Python3 and Python3-lxml. This tool also supports GET, POST and cookie based attacks. But you need to learn commands to operate this tool. Commands are not typical but you need to have them. List those commands or learn, it is your personal choice.

Features

  • Support for Mysql, Postgres, SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Automatic SQL injection exploitation using union technique.
  • Automatic blind SQL injection exploitation.
  • Exploits SQL Injections in GET/POST/Cookie parameters.
  • Support for filters, in order to bypass certain IPS/IDS rules using generic filters, and the possibility of creating new ones easily.
  • Exploits SQL Injections that return binary data.
  • Powerful command interpreter to simplify its usage.

Mole SQL injection tool from the link below:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/themole/files/

What’s Next

These are a few automatic SQL injection tools which you can try to perform a SQL injection attack. In case I missed any, please share it with us via comments. Aew of these tools also come with penetration testing specific operating systems. If you are using Backtrack or Kali Linux, you already have a few of these tools. So, you can try them in those operating systems.

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