SQL Injection Exploitation in DVWA (Bypass All Security)

A SQL injection attack consists of insertion or “injection” of a SQL query via the input data from the client to the application. A successful SQL injection exploit can read sensitive data from the database, modify database data (Insert/Update/Delete), execute administration operations on the database (such as shutdown the DBMS), recover the content of a given file present on the DBMS file system and in some cases issue commands to the operating system. SQL injection attacks are a type of injection attack, in which SQL commands are injected into data-plane input in order to effect the execution of predefined SQL commands.

www.owasp.org/index.php/SQL_Injection

Requirement:

Xampp/Wamp Server

DVWA Lab

Kali Linux: Burp suite, sqlmap tool

Very first you need to install DVWA lab in your XAMPP or WAMP server, read full article from here

Now open the DVWA in your pc and login with following credentials:

Username – admin

Password – password

Bypass Low Level Security

Click on DVWA Security and set Website Security Level low

From the list of vulnerability select SQL Injection for your attack. Type user ID: 1 in text box.  Don’t click on submit button without setting browser proxy. Set your browser proxy to make burp suite work properly.  

Turn on burp suite in kali Linux click on proxy in menu bar and go for intercept is on button. Come to back and click on submit button in browser. The Intercept button is used to display HTTP and Web Sockets messages that pass between your browser and web servers. Copy the complete detail of intercept; past on leafpad; save on desktop as 1.

Open terminal and type following command for SQL injection attack using Sqlmap.

sqlmap -r /root/Desktop/1 –dbs -D dvwa –dump all –os-shell

sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that self-regulates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection vulnerabilities and taking over of database servers. -r is used for recursions which will analysis your intercepted data from path/root/Desktop/1.

Things that to be notice is I have used –dbs in above command which fetched all database names as you can see in below image. Then it will ask to store hashes in temporary file type y and hit enter.

Now next it extracts table: user for database DVWA which I have mentioned in above command as –D dvwa.

 Grateful we have penetrated the user table successfully. Please have a look over fetched data you will find that it dumps login-ID for user; fail login; user first name; user last name; hash password.

Table: guestbook for database DVWA which having only 1 entry.

Now this tool is going to use a web backdoor for command prompt where it will ask to choose language for backdoor

Type 4 and hit enter.

Afterwards it will ask to choose any options for location for writable directory.

Type 1 and hit enter.

You can see the backdoor has been successfully uploaded on destination folder. Type y for retrieved the command standard output. Now I am inside the os-shell which I have mentioned in above command as os-shell.

Os-shell> net users

Bypass Medium Level Security

Click on DVWA Security and set Website Security Level Medium

From the list of vulnerability select SQL Injection for your attack. Select user ID: 2 from list. Set proxy turn on intercept tab in burp suite and come back to web browser for submit. 

Follow the same process save the selected detail fetched by intercept on the desktop as file: 2.

Now security level is increased so I was unable to get os-shell but successful received all detail of database by typing following command on terminal.

sqlmap -r /root/Desktop/2 –dbs -D dvwa –dump all –os-shell

Again I have got all database names including dvwa. Now again type y for further process.

Table: user for database DVWA It has dumped again same login-ID for user; fail login; user first name; user last name; hash password.

Table: guestbook for database DVWA which having only 1 entry.

Bypass High Level Security

Click on DVWA Security and set Website Security Level High

 This is very similar to the low level, however this time the attacker is inputting the value in a different manner. The input values are being transferred to the vulnerable query via session variables using another page, rather than a direct GET request.

Here you find different scenario when you will select SQL Injection don’t get panic follow the step carefully this level is as similar as low level security. For hint the developer told that he had redirect the submit user ID to another page through POST action.

Click on link here to change your ID which will redirect to new window type ID: 1 turn on intercept then comes back and clicks on submit.

Now compare the intercepted data of both levels high and low you will find that POST action is use in high security as well as GET action is used in low security level. Copy the complete data and make following change in it. For help please look at below images.

Past the copied data to a leafpad replace POST from GET and add /?id=1&Submit=Submit save your file:third on desktop.

GET /DVWA/vulnerabilities/sqli/?id=1&Submit=Submit HTTP/1.1

Here go with flow!!!

Same process as above and this time again I will try for os-shell.

sqlmap -r /root/Desktop/1 –dbs -D dvwa –dump all –os-shell

Again I have got all database names including dvwa. Now again type y for further process.

Table: user for database DVWA It has dumped again same login-ID for user; fail login; user first name; user last name; hash password.

Table: guestbook for database DVWA which having only 1 entry.

Oops!! Fail to get os-shell but we have retrieve database of dvwa under high security.

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