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Re: MySQL trick for SQL injection
From: Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists () tx rr com>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 10:04:54 -0600

--On Friday, November 06, 2009 06:55:22 -0600 Vladimir Vorontsov 
<vladimir.vorontsov () onsec ru> wrote:


Good day!

I recently encountered a problem with the implementation of SQL injection.

I wanted to write a file with the code interpreter to execute commands, but
in the end always append bracket, which I thought was supposed to be a
spoiler.

Comments at the end of the query to be filtered. The last character is
always append a closing parenthesis. Use a null-byte, too, was impossible.

Was an injection of this type:

$query = "select bla-bla from content_comments where user_id in (select
user_id from User where id =".removeBadChars($_GET['id']).");";
Where removeBadChars () kills such things as:
--
/*
but leaves /**/
I wanted to write a script to execute commands in a file. The rows included
in the first select, but the presence of brackets before inkludom demanded
its closure after it. Besides tricky function is not allowed to finish a
comment form - or /* at the end of the query.

As a result, very surprised, because that's such an option:

select bla-bla from content_comments where user_id in (select user_id from
User where id = 1/**/into/**/outfile/**/"/var/www/avatars/img.php")

recorded in the file the result of EXTERNAL select!.

Checked in
MySQL 4.1.22
MySQL 5.1.x


What privileges did the user who performed the select have?

INTO OUTFILE is a dangerous routine (as you've clearly demonstrated), but that 
privilege must be specifically granted to a user before it's possible to 
execute it.  No sensible administrator would grant the FILE privilege to a 
webserver application's database acccount.  (Usually SELECT, INSERT, and UPDATE 
should be enough.)

OTOH, if you've found a way to execute FILE without having that privilege 
granted to the account, you've uncovered a serious problem.

-- 
Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
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medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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