SQL Injection (SQLi) is an attack in which an attacker can execute malicious SQL statements that allows them to control a web application’s database server (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle) through regular HTTP requests.
SQL Injection attacks are a major cause for concern within web applications since they are both a popular hacker target, and typically easy to exploit using automated testing tools. Successful exploitation is likely to lead to full-scale data breaches, and once an attacker succeeds at SQL Injection, it becomes much easier for them to take advantage of other critical vulnerabilities to escalate their attack further.
SQL Injection vulnerabilities are usually not difficult to fix, but finding them in large codebases could be challenging without the right tools. Acunetix is a web application vulnerability scanner and as part of the myriad of vulnerability test it performs, SQL Injection is certainly one of them.
Beyond low hanging fruit
Furthermore, Acunetix can also scan for vulnerable open source JavaScipt libraries, as well as security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations within webservers, SSL/TLS and CMS software such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla — all with the lowest false positive rate in the industry.
Out of the box reporting and Issue Tracker integration
It’s no secret that for most security professionals, reporting is a burden and a takes up an enormous amount of time. Acunetix allows you to instantly generate a wide variety of comprehensive reports such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, OWASP Top 10 and many others.
Additionally, Acunetix allows users to export discovered vulnerabilities to Issue Trackers such as Atlassian JIRA and GitHub, as well as export scan results to popular web application firewalls to be virtually patched automatically, so both security teams and developers can have clear scan reports regardless of the tools they organize their work in, allowing them to stay in sync without the need to switch tools or sift through PDFs.
We utilize Acunetix to more thoroughly assess internet-facing websites and servers. Acunetix helps us identify vulnerabilities in conjunction with other vulnerability scanning applications. Acunetix has been a more reliable application when discovering / determining different types of malicious code injection vulnerabilities (SQL, HTML, CGI, etc).