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Injection flaws are most often found in SQL, LDAP, XPath, or No SQL queries; OS commands; XML parsers, SMTP headers, program arguments, etc.Injection flaws tend to be easier to discover when examining source code than via testing.For example, consider a web page that has two fields to allow users to enter a user name and a password.The code behind the page will generate a SQL query to check the password against the list of user names: " will always be true and many rows will be returned, thereby allowing access.However, these APIs tend to not support various convenience features of shells, and/or to be more cumbersome/verbose compared to concise shell-syntax.Templates are a feature of the C programming language that allows functions and classes to operate with generic types.Code injection can be used malevolently for many purposes, including: Code injection may be used with good intentions; for example, changing or tweaking the behavior of a program or system through code injection can cause the system to behave in a certain way without any malicious intent.Another benign use of code injection could be the discovery of injection flaws themselves, with the intention of fixing these flaws. To prevent code injection problems, utilize secure input and output handling, such as: The solutions listed above deal primarily with web-based injection of HTML or script code into a server-side application.
Injection can sometimes lead to complete host takeover.
XSS refers to an injection flaw whereby user input to a web script or something along such lines is placed into the output HTML, without being checked for HTML code or scripting.
Many of these problems are related to erroneous assumptions of what input data is possible, or the effects of special data.".
Likewise, in some types of code injection, there is a failure to distinguish user input from system commands.
Code injection techniques are popular in system hacking or cracking to gain information, privilege escalation or unauthorized access to a system.