Behind an Application Firewall, Are We Safe from SQL Injection Attacks?

@article{Appelt2015BehindAA,
  title={Behind an Application Firewall, Are We Safe from SQL Injection Attacks?},
  author={Dennis Appelt and Duy Cu Nguyen and Lionel C. Briand},
  journal={2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-10}
}
Web application firewalls are an indispensable layer to protect online systems from attacks. However, the fast pace at which new kinds of attacks appear and their sophistication require that firewalls be updated and tested regularly as otherwise they will be circumvented. In this paper, we focus our research on web application firewalls and SQL injection attacks. We present a machine learning-based testing approach to detect holes in firewalls that let SQL injection attacks bypass. At the… CONTINUE READING
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