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08-12-2008 @ 7:23 AM
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I learned it the hard way. The following CFQUERYPARAM statement is not enough to prevent SQL injection Attack.

<cfquery name="Recordset1" datasource="cafetownsend">
WHERE COMMENT_ID =<cfqueryparam value="#URL.COMMENT_ID#" cfsqltype="cf_sql_numeric">

A Chinese website was able to inject data with Trojan virus. Be aware! Please use store procedures for all your queries.

10-05-2008 @ 1:42 PM
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why not enter some SQL stopping Injection code in
application.cfm also. That will check for every invalid
URL and FORM value

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03-07-2011 @ 11:13 PM
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I thought I would post some of my thoughts on this topic in the spirit of sharing.

Firstly, Daniel, I would use CF_SQL_INTEGER rather than NUMBER. My rule of thumb for number format anything is "am I doing calculations with it?". If the answer is no, and the numbers are whole, use INTEGER.

To guard against SQL injection I use the full CFQUERY PARAM (<cfqueryparam cfsqltype="CF_SQL_VARCHAR" value="#session.user#" null = "#YesNoFormat(NOT Len(Trim(session.user)))#">)

Also, monitor your URL strings in the application.cfm file with something like...

<cfif #FindNoCase("|",cgi.query_string)# eq 1><cfabort showerror="Sorry, You appear to be attempting to hack our site."></cfif>

and on pages that I can isolate as action pages I police traffic by domain. If they are not arriving at that page FROM my domain, they get bounced. For example..
<cfif (findnocase("www.mydomain.com",cgi.http_referer) is 0)><cfscript>
   <cflocation url="http://www.fbi.gov"></cfif>

I just wanted to share some ticks I use. I am sure this is not all there is that can be done. This is just what I have arrived at from experience.


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