Beware of SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in Online Food Ordering System v1.0

CVECVE-2023-45339
CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8
SourceCVE-2023-45339

Online Food Ordering System v1.0 has been found to be vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks. SQL Injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications like databases. It involves inserting malicious SQL statements into an entry field for execution by the backend database.

In this case, the ‘type’ parameter in the routers/add-ticket.php resource of the Online Food Ordering System is vulnerable. It does not sanitize user input before using it in a SQL query. An attacker can craft inputs containing SQL keywords and operators to manipulate queries executed on the backend database. This allows them to view sensitive data, make changes to data or even take control of the underlying database.

Some things users can do to protect themselves are to update to the latest version immediately if a patch is released. Avoid using the system until the vulnerability is addressed if no update is available. Use a separate password for the ordering system than for other online accounts in case of a data breach. Monitor bank statements regularly for any unauthorized transactions.

Application developers should sanitize and validate all user inputs, use prepared statements with parameterized queries and grant least privilege access to databases. Proper security testing during development can help find vulnerabilities early before release.

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