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Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez
Book Image

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez

Overview of this book

Web applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform and operating system that provides a huge array of testing tools, many of which can be used specifically to execute web penetration testing. This book will teach you, in the form step-by-step recipes, how to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and ultimately buffer attackable surfaces so applications are more secure, for you and your users. Starting from the setup of a testing laboratory, this book will give you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test: from gathering information about the system and the application to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing and the use of vulnerability scanners to both basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. Finally, we will put this into the context of OWASP and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of the book, you will have the required skills to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Identifying a blind SQL Injection

We already saw how a SQL Injection vulnerability works. In this recipe, we will cover a different type of vulnerability of the same kind, one that does not show any error message or hint that could lead us to the exploitation. We will learn how to identify a blind SQLi.

How to do it...

  1. Log into DVWA and go to SQL Injection (Blind).

  2. It looks exactly the same as the SQL Injection form we know from a previous recipe. Introduce a 1 in the text box and click Submit.

  3. Now, let's do our first test with 1':

    We get no error message, but no result either; something interesting could be happening here.

  4. We do our second test with 1'':

    The result for ID=1 is shown, this means that the previous tests (1') resulted in an error that was captured and processed by the application. It's highly probable that we have an SQL Injection here, but it seems to be blind, no information about the database is shown, so we will need to guess.

  5. Let's try to identify what happens when the user injects...