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  4. Attack: MSSQL XP_CmdShell Stored Procedure Execution

Attack: MSSQL XP_CmdShell Stored Procedure Execution

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects attempts to execute MSSQL's xp_cmdshell stored procedure.

Additional Information

MSSQL's xp_cmdshell stored procedure can be used to execute arbitrary commands which can lead to compromise of the device.

Affected

  • Microsoft SQL Server.

Response


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