I'm currently performing an API Pentest and I suspect an SQLi in one of the API calls. It updates a certain item of the web-service and requires an increase of the version number for each request.

The request body is basically:


The following request then needs to be:


I could use mitmproxy with a script, to automatically increase the version - or manually script the SQLi.

Is there any way I can achieve this with SQLMap or Burp Pro?


You can use the --eval parameter of SQLMap, in theory:

-data='{"id": 1}' --eval "f = open('cnt.txt','r+'); id = int(f.readline()); f.seek(0,0); f.write(str(id+1)); f.close()"

See http://aetherlab.net/2014/07/advanced-sqlmap-features-eval/ for the full details - basically, SQLMap can modify JSON data, and run Python code. The Python code reads a file called cnt.txt (which you have to create manually), then uses the value in it to replace the ID variable, before incrementing the ID variable stored back in the file.

  • Follow-up question. Is there a way I can base the modification on the previous response HTTP code? For example if the last request was answered with HTTP 200 increase the id, if not, do not increase it. – Dolores The Third Nov 30 '18 at 10:29
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    Don't think so - the response from the server isn't exposed as far as I'm aware. You could potentially chain it through a proxy, and reduce the value stored in the file if the response isn't a 200. – Matthew Nov 30 '18 at 10:46
  • Good idea, that should be pretty straight forward with mitmproxy. Thanks a lot! – Dolores The Third Nov 30 '18 at 11:15

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