sqlninja 0.1.2 Released for Download – SQL Injection Tool

Keep on Guard!

sqlninja is a tool to exploit SQL Injection vulnerabilities on a web application that uses Microsoft SQL Server as its back-end. Its main goal is to provide a remote shell on the vulnerable DB server, even in a very hostile environment.

It should be used by penetration testers to help and automate the process of taking over a DB Server when a SQL Injection vulnerability has been discovered. It is written in PERL and runs on Unix-like boxes.


  • Fingerprint of the remote SQL Server (version, user performing the queries, user privileges, xp_cmdshell availability)
  • Bruteforce of ‘sa’ password
  • Privilege escalation to ‘sa’ if its password has been found
  • Creation of a custom xp_cmdshell if the original one has been disabled
  • Upload of netcat.exe (or any other executable) using only 100% ASCII GET/POST requests, so no need for FTP connections
  • TCP/UDP portscan from the target SQL Server to the attacking machine, in order to find a port that is allowed by the firewall of the target network and use it for a reverse shell
  • Direct and reverse bindshell, both TCP and UDP
  • DNS-tunneled pseudo-shell, when no TCP/UDP ports are available for a direct/reverse shell, but the DB server can resolve external hostnames

What’s New?

  • Test mode, that checks whether the configuration is correct and the injection is successful
  • Debug option, which allows to print SQL commands and raw HTTP request/response data. Useful when things are not working and you want to see what’s going on under the hood
  • Files are uploaded to %TEMP%, bypassing possible write restrictions
  • A simplified way to configure the injection parameters
  • Interactive config file generation

You can find it, together with a flash demo of its features, at the address:


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3 Responses to sqlninja 0.1.2 Released for Download – SQL Injection Tool

  1. Bogwitch February 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    Is it just me, or has the quality of comments deteriorated since Darknet stopped the commenter of the month competition?

  2. Darknet February 10, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    Bogwitch: I think quality varies, those commenting during the contest disappeared after winning anyway so in the long run we just gained a bunch of fly by night commenters. Those here before the contest are still here after it.

  3. navin February 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    ahem, did I hear sum1 say zupakomp??razta’s not around much anymore….neither is pantagruel….sirhenry,therealdonquixote,backbone all disappeared…..or hibernating…..

    but yeah I get bogwitch’s point….now its more of n00b comments like why is it not working….. forgive me if this hurts, these are just retarded comments!! :)