Databases and Storage Systems
IN THIS CHAPTER
Testing and exploiting database flaws
Finding storage weaknesses
Ferreting out sensitive information
Countering database and storage abuse
Attacks against databases and storage systems can be very serious, because that’s where “the goods” are located, and those with ill intent are well aware of that fact. These attacks can occur across the Internet or on the internal network when external attackers and malicious insiders exploit any number of vulnerabilities. These attacks can also occur via the web application through SQL injection. This chapter covers some common vulnerabilities that, when exploited, can be very impactful to the business.
Diving Into Databases
Database systems — such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle — have lurked behind the scenes, but their value and vulnerabilities have finally come to the forefront. Yes, even the mighty Oracle, which was once claimed to be unhackable, is as susceptible to exploits as its competition. With the slew of regulatory requirements governing database security, ...