Rule Category

SQL -- Snort has detected traffic associated with SQL injection or the presence of other vulnerabilities against SQL like servers.

Alert Message

SQL HTTP URI blind injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when Sleepy URI SQL Injection is detected. Impact: Web Application Attack Details: Attempted SQL injection using Sleep command in URI of request. Ease of Attack: Simple

What To Look For

This rule alerts when a sleep command is used in a SQL injection

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Defense Evasion

Technique: Web Service

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:

Rule Vulnerability

SQL Injection

SQL Injection attacks target PHP and ASP applications primarily and involve SQL queries or commands added to unverified user input. A successful attack can lead to data leaks (entirely exposed data), database modification (data deletion or tampering), administrative permissions misuse, and sometimes direct commands passed to the operating system.

CVE Additional Information