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

CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8

The Job Portal v1.0 website has been found vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks. SQL Injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution by the backend database.

In this case, the ‘txtTime’ parameter in the Employer/InsertWalkin.php page does not sanitize user input before passing it to the database. An attacker can craft specially crafted requests and inject SQL queries to retrieve sensitive data like usernames, passwords etc. from the database.

As a user, you should avoid providing any sensitive information to websites running outdated or unpatched software. The site owners should immediately upgrade to the latest version which fixes this security issue. In general, all user input must be validated, encoded and escaped before including them in SQL queries to prevent SQL Injection attacks.

Proper input validation and using prepared statements with parameterized queries are some measures websites can take to protect themselves. Users are also advised to use strong unique passwords on all accounts and websites to reduce the impact of any potential data breach. Staying alert to security advisories can help keep your online activities safe.