SQLMap v1.2.9 is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a powerful detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out-of-band connections.

SQLMap v1.2.9 Installation

You can download the latest tarball by clicking here or latest zipball by clicking here.

Preferably, you can download sqlmap by cloning the Git repository:

git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/sqlmapproject/sqlmap.git sqlmap-dev

sqlmap works out of the box with Python version 2.6.x and 2.7.x on any platform.

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To get a list of basic options and switches use:

python sqlmap.py -h

To get a list of all options and switches use:

python sqlmap.py -hh

You can find a sample run here. To get an overview of sqlmap capabilities, list of supported features and description of all options and switches, along with examples.


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