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

CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8

The 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 ‘_balance’ parameter in the user-router.php file does not sanitize user input before using it in a SQL query. By passing specially crafted SQL code instead of numeric values for the balance parameter, an attacker can manipulate the database. This allows them to view sensitive data like user credentials, make unauthorized changes to data or even take control of the underlying database server.

As an online food ordering system stores important user data like payment details, such an attack can have serious financial and privacy implications for both users and the website operator. It is advised to always keep your software updated to the latest versions as developers regularly issue security patches. You can also minimize the risks by using strong unique passwords.

The company has been notified and should apply proper input validation and output encoding to protect against SQL Injection in future versions. Regular security audits of code are also recommended to catch vulnerabilities proactively. Stay vigilant while using any online service and be cautious of unverified third-party links or downloads.