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

CVECVE-2023-45323
CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8
SourceCVE-2023-45323

The developers of Online Food Ordering System v1.0 have disclosed multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities affecting their product. SQL injection allows attackers to interfere with the queries that a database sends to the database server through a web application. By sending malicious SQL code in the ‘name’ parameter of the routers/add-item.php resource, an attacker could potentially view, modify or delete data from the database without authorization.

SQL injection vulnerabilities occur due to a lack of input validation on parameters sent to the backend database. When user-supplied input is inserted into SQL queries without being sanitized, an attacker can manipulate the syntax and structure of the SQL queries to retrieve unauthorized data or perform unauthorized actions.

In this case, the ‘name’ parameter is not validated before being used in a SQL query. An attacker could craft inputs containing SQL code to perform actions like retrieving sensitive data from other users like payment information. They could also manipulate data or even take control of the underlying database.

To protect themselves, users of Online Food Ordering System v1.0 should update to the latest version immediately after developers release patches. General best practices for users include using strong unique passwords and enabling multi-factor authentication if available. Website developers should sanitize all user inputs, use prepared statements and avoid directly embedding variables in SQL queries. Proper input validation is a must-have to prevent such vulnerabilities.

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