Performing SQL Injection and XSS Attacks

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This lab involves exploiting the vulnerable web application called the “Juice Shop”. The first goal is to perform a SQL Injection attack and gain access to the “admin” account of the web application. Having gained access to the “admin,” the final goal involves performing a DOM-based XSS attack that results in an alert message being displayed within the browser. These web application attacks are commonly used by hackers to breach websites and have therefore earned a spot on the OWASP Top 10.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Perform a SQL Injection Attack
  1. To navigate to the OWASP Juice Shop webpage, copy the public IP address for the Kali cloud server from the lab credentials page.

  2. Open a web browser and paste in the IP address followed by :8080 in the browser’s URL field:

  3. From the homepage, navigate to Account > Login and log in to the admin account by performing a SQL injection attack.

Perform an XSS Attack

From the homepage, utilize the search field to perform a DOM-based cross-site scripting attack that results with a message being displayed within an inline frame.

Additional Resources

In this scenrio, you will play the role of a hacker attempting to hack the online store known as the "Juice Shop". Your goal is to gain access to a orivledged account and exploit the site using scripting.

You may find more information about the OWASP Juice Shop:

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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