Job Portal Website Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks – Protect Your Data Now

CVECVE-2023-49679
CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8
SourceCVE-2023-49679

The popular Job Portal website version 1.0 has been found vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks. SQL Injection is a code injection technique used by attackers to exploit vulnerabilities in web applications to run malicious SQL statements on the backend database.

In this case, the ‘txtTitle’ parameter in the Employer/InsertJob.php page of Job Portal v1.0 does not sanitize user input before using it in a SQL query. This allows an attacker to manipulate the parameter value and inject malicious SQL code to compromise the database. They can steal, modify or delete sensitive data like user credentials, applications details etc. stored in the database.

As the vulnerability is unauthenticated, any attacker can exploit it without needing valid login credentials. They just need to craft a specially manipulated HTTP request and send it to the vulnerable page. This puts all users of the Job Portal website at risk of data theft or service disruption.

If you are a user of Job Portal, we recommend contacting the website administrators immediately and urging them to apply patches. In the meantime, use a strong and unique password for your account. Also be cautious about providing any sensitive personal details on the website until the vulnerability is fixed. Website owners should validate, filter and escape all user input to prevent SQL Injection and similar code injection attacks. Applying security best practices can help bolster application defenses.

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