With SQL Injection Attacks being all the rage these days, I’ve been asked a couple of times for T/SQL code to clean up the database.
So I threw this code together to clean up the data. This code will clean all the character and uni-code columns in all the user defined tables in the system. You’ll need to be dbo or sysadmin to run this without error. If you have TEXT or NTEXT columns it will through an error for those columns. Cleaning TEXT and NTEXT columns is a little more complex as you can’t use the REPLACE function on a TEXT or NTEXT datatype.
DECLARE @sql NVARCHAR(4000) DECLARE @InsertedValue NVARCHAR(1000) SET @InsertedValue = 'The Script tags which were inserted' DECLARE cur CURSOR FOR select 'update [' + sysusers.name + '].[' + sysobjects.name + '] set [' + syscolumns.name + '] = replace([' + syscolumns.name + '], ''' + @InsertedValue + ''', '''')' from syscolumns join sysobjects on syscolumns.id = sysobjects.id and sysobjects.xtype = 'U' join sysusers on sysobjects.uid = sysusers.uid where syscolumns.xtype in (35, 98, 99, 167, 175, 231, 239, 241, 231) OPEN cur FETCH NEXT FROM cur INTO @sql WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 BEGIN exec (@sql) FETCH NEXT FROM cur INTO @sql END CLOSE cur DEALLOCATE cur
Hopefully you find this useful. If you need code for TEXT or NTEXT columns just post a comment and I’ll throw something together.
This code will work on SQL 2000 and up (it’ll probably work on SQL 7 as well, but I don’t have a SQL 7 machine to test against).
Hi. It’s a great help for me. And I need code for TEXT or NTEXT colums
– can the script above be modified to just skip the text / Ntext fields and process the other types?
– Is there a script that will also fix text / ntext
Gshutch,The script above does skip the text and ntext fields. The data type IDs are used to force it to skip those. I don’t currently have a script to fix text and ntext fields. That’s on my list of things to write, but sadly it keeps getting pushed down by other things.Denny
Nice article it helped me a lot, i need code for text and ntext col
You saved my days. Please provide me code for TEXT or NTEXT colums. Thanks
Hi- how exactly does this script work? How does it know what records contain SQL injection in order to replace/delete them?
The script generates T-SQL code which updates every value in every column looking for whatever value you pass into the @InsertedValue parameter and simply removes that part of the value. You’ll need to look at your data to see what the bad value is.
Brilliant- works wonders- thx for your super-fast reply!