Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP PHPMyAdmin SearchController SQL injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for a malicious HTTP request sent to PHPMyAdmin SearchController that contains an SQL injection metacharacter present in either of the following parameters: where_clause.

What To Look For

This rule fires on HTTP requests intended to exploit an SQL injection vulnerability in PHPMyAdmin SearchController.

Known Usage

No public information.

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Exploit Public-Facing Application

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