New Security Tools for IIS and SQL

In cast you didn’t see it, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) team just announced the release of three tools to help customers fend off SQL injection attacks:

  • UrlScan 3.0 Beta (see Wade Hilmo’s blog for more), a security tool that restricts the types of HTTP requests that Internet Information Services (IIS) will process. By blocking specific HTTP requests, the UrlScan helps prevent potentially harmful requests.
  • Microsoft Source Code Analyzer for SQL Injection (MSCASI) CTP (see the SQL Security blog for more), a tool that can be used to detect ASP code susceptible to SQL injection attacks.
  • Scrawlr (see HP’s security blog for more), a free scanner, developed by HP Web Security Research Group in conjunction with Microsoft, which will allow customers to identify whether their Web sites might be susceptible to SQL injection.

There are already a lot of resources out there available already for these tools.  Let me point you to a few of them:

and some best practice guidance for developers:

Best regards ~ Jeff

About the Author
Jeff Jones

Principal Cybersecurity Strategist

Jeff Jones a 27-year security industry professional that has spent the last decade at Microsoft working with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal teams to drive practical and measurable security improvements into Microsoft products and services. Additionally, Jeff analyzes vulnerability trends Read more »