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SQL Injection Vulnerability Report Template

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SQL Injection Vulnerability Report

This report outlines the discovery and assessment of a SQL injection vulnerability found in the [replace-me] parameter on the endpoint replace-me.


The application contains a significant SQL Injection vulnerability that could allow an attacker to manipulate the database, potentially leading to data theft, data corruption, or unauthorized access to sensitive information.

Vulnerability Details

  • Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection
  • Affected Component: [Specify the affected component or module where the vulnerability exists]
  • Vulnerable Parameter: [Identify the specific parameter or input field vulnerable to SQL Injection]
  • Attack Vector: An attacker can inject malicious SQL queries into the vulnerable parameter, exploiting it to interact directly with the database.
  • Impact:
    • Unauthorized access to sensitive data
    • Data manipulation or deletion
    • Database compromise
    • Potential for complete system compromise depending on the architecture and privileges associated with the database connection.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Identify Vulnerable Parameter: Determine the input fields susceptible to SQL Injection. Typically, these are found in forms or URL parameters used in database queries.
  2. Craft Malicious Input: Input specially crafted SQL commands into the vulnerable parameter. This could include UNION SELECT statements, malicious payloads in input fields, or manipulation of URL parameters.
  3. Observe Behavior: Note any unusual behavior in the application’s response. Successful exploitation may result in error messages revealing database details, changes in application behavior, or access to unauthorized data.
  4. Validate Exploitation: Confirm the success of the SQL Injection by checking for data leakage, unexpected responses, or any other signs indicating successful execution of malicious SQL queries.


  • Input Sanitization: Implement proper input validation and parameterized queries to prevent SQL Injection attacks.
  • Use Prepared Statements: Utilize prepared statements or parameterized queries provided by the programming language or framework being used to interact with the database.
  • Least Privilege Principle: Ensure that the database user account used by the application has the least privileges necessary to perform its required tasks.
  • Regular Security Audits: Conduct regular security audits and penetration testing to identify and remediate vulnerabilities, including SQL Injection vulnerabilities.
  • Security Awareness Training: Educate developers about secure coding practices and the risks associated with SQL Injection vulnerabilities.


Vulnerability Classification

  • CVSS Score: - Insert CVSS Score if available -
  • CVE ID: - Insert CVE ID if available -
  • CWE ID: - Insert CWE ID if available -

Disclosure Timeline

  • Date of Discovery
  • Date of Initial Report to Vendor/Development Team
  • Date of Public Disclosure (if applicable)