Web Application Suspicious Activity: sqlmap User Agentedit

This is an example of how to detect an unwanted web client user agent. This search matches the user agent for sqlmap 1.3.11, which is a popular FOSS tool for testing web applications for SQL injection vulnerabilities.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • apm--transaction
  • traces-apm*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: None (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • APM

Version: 7

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

user_agent.original:"sqlmap/1.3.11#stable (http://sqlmap.org)"