Jonathan Bringhurst on 26 Mar 2010 14:50:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] slightly OT: finding SQL injection in M$ logs with grep

Is POST data even in the logs?

Maybe you could just grep for occurrences of a single-quote (both hex
and non-hex) and double dashes within the 200 responses.


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
> We have a customer who had an entire table dropped from their MS SQL server
> database, they are running a customer built ASP site with database backend.
> They are blaming us but 2nd level support believes it to be the result of a
> SQL injection attack.  I have been given the unfortunate duty of trying to
> find the hack, I do security on the Linux servers, but there is no one else
> here who knows enough about logs who could do any better.  I am working
> under the assumption that the attack will show up with in the logs as a
> POST, and it will be a 200 (successful connection).  There are 295 unique
> IPs that have passed post data that are 200s.  I know this from grep and wc
> -l.  Anyone know enough about MS logs to give me some hints that might help
> me find the hack with grep?
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