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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


waterline-sequel is a module that helps generate SQL statements for Waterline apps Any user input that goes into Waterline's `like`, `contains`, `startsWith`, or `endsWith` will end up in waterline-sequel with the potential for malicious code. A malicious user can input their own SQL statements in waterline-sequel prior to 0.51 that will get executed and have full access to the database.

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CWE-89 - SQL Injection

Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks are one of the most common types of vulnerabilities. They exploit weaknesses in vulnerable applications to gain unauthorized access to backend databases. This often occurs when an attacker enters unexpected SQL syntax in an input field. The resulting SQL statement behaves in the background in an unintended manner, which allows the possibility of unauthorized data retrieval, data modification, execution of database administration operations, and execution of commands on the operating system.

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