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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

Finding and exploiting SQL Injections with SQLMap

As seen in the previous recipe, exploiting SQL Injections may be an industrious process. SQLMap is a command-line tool, included in Kali Linux, which can help us in the automation of detecting and exploiting SQL Injections with multiple techniques and in a wide variety of databases.

In this recipe, we will use SQLMap to detect and exploit an SQL Injection vulnerability and will obtain usernames and passwords of an application with it.

How to do it...

  1. Go to

  2. In Mutillidae's menu, navigate to OWASP Top 10 | A1 – SQL Injection | SQLi Extract Data | User Info.

  3. Try any username and password, for example user and password and then click on View Account Details.

  4. The login will fail but we are interested in the URL; go to the address bar and copy the full URL to the clipboard.

  5. Now, in a terminal window, type the following command:

    sqlmap -u "