SQLMap Tutorial

Welcome to our comprehensive SQLMap tutorial, where you will learn how to use SQLMap for database penetration testing and explore various aspects of SQL injection.


What is SQLMap?

SQLMap is an open-source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection vulnerabilities in web applications. It helps security professionals identify and fix potential security weaknesses.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to SQL Injection
  2. Installing SQLMap
  3. Basic Usage
  4. Advanced Usage
  5. Preventing SQL Injection

1. Introduction to SQL Injection

SQL injection is a common web application vulnerability that allows attackers to manipulate an application's database by injecting malicious SQL queries. In this section, you will learn the basics of SQL injection, its types, and how attackers exploit it.


2. Installing SQLMap

Before you can use SQLMap, you need to install it on your system. We'll walk you through the installation process on various platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.


3. Basic Usage

Learn how to perform basic SQL injection tests using SQLMap. We'll cover the essential commands and options you need to get started. Additionally, we'll demonstrate how to identify vulnerabilities and extract data from the database.


SQLMap Basic Options

Option Description
-u URL Specify the target URL for testing.
-p PARAMETER Define the vulnerable parameter to exploit.
--dbs List databases on the target server.
--tables List tables in a specific database.
--dump Dump data from a specific table.

4. Advanced Usage

Explore advanced features and techniques for more complex SQL injection scenarios. Discover how to customize your tests, evade security measures, and escalate privileges. We'll cover various payloads, tamper scripts, and post-exploitation tasks.


Advanced SQLMap Options

Option Description
--level Set the level of tests to perform (1-5).
--risk Set the risk factor of tests (1-3).
--tamper Use tamper scripts to obfuscate payloads.
--os-shell Get an interactive operating system shell.
--priv-esc Perform privilege escalation.

5. Preventing SQL Injection

It's crucial to understand how to protect your web applications from SQL injection attacks. In this section, we'll discuss best practices, security measures, and coding techniques to prevent SQL injection vulnerabilities. Learn how to sanitize input, use prepared statements, and implement web application firewalls (WAFs).