Beware of SQL Injection Attacks on Windows Systems

CVSScvssV3_1: 9.1

Microsoft Windows systems are currently vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks that could allow hackers to execute commands remotely according to a new Critical vulnerability assigned CVE-2023-23459.

SQL injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications by inserting malicious SQL statements into an entry field for execution by the backend database. A hacker could exploit this vulnerability to insert malicious SQL code through an unknown input vector, allowing them to perform actions like accessing or modifying data in the database or executing administrative commands.

The vulnerability has a CVSS score of 9.1 out of 10, making it a very critical issue. It is advisable to apply any security patches released by Microsoft to fix this vulnerability as soon as possible. In the interim, users should be cautious about entering any details into websites running on Windows servers. User input should always be sanitized to prevent SQL injection attacks.

It is also recommended to tighten database security by restricting database access, monitoring queries for signs of attacks, and keeping systems and applications up-to-date with the latest patches. Using strong passwords and multifactor authentication can further minimize the risks from such exploits. Staying on top of software updates is one of the best ways to protect Windows systems from SQL injection vulnerabilities.