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

CVECVE-2023-49680
CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8
SourceCVE-2023-49680

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 ‘txtTotal’ parameter in the Employer/InsertJob.php page of Job Portal is not sanitizing user input before using it in a SQL query. This allows an attacker to manipulate the backend database by injecting malicious SQL code through this parameter. They can steal, modify or delete sensitive data like user credentials, applications or other confidential information stored in the database.

As the vulnerability has a CVSS score of 9.8 out of 10, it is considered highly critical. Attackers can exploit this remotely without any authentication, posing a big risk to all Job Portal users.

If you are using Job Portal, we recommend you contact the developers immediately for a patch. In the meantime, use a strong and unique password for your account. Also be cautious about any unsolicited job postings or emails regarding Job Portal until the vulnerability is addressed. Regularly monitor your accounts and statements for any suspicious activity.

Application developers should always sanitize and validate user input to prevent SQL injection vulnerabilities. Proper input validation is one of the most effective ways to avoid such code injection attacks on websites and web applications.

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