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Attacks on Row-Level Security

Ben Johnston continues a series on row-level security in SQL Server:

As mentioned in previous sections, RLS is an addition to security and should not be used as the primary method to limit access to data. It is a supplementary layer, useful in specific scenarios. There are also instances where RLS can be defeated by an unauthorized user. The attacks listed below are broken down into direct attacks, indirect attacks, and side-channel attacks. The categorizations could be changed, but the important part of each is the vulnerability discussed.

The one scenario I’m a bit surprised about is the divide by zero attack, as I had figured the filter predicate would apply before the computation leading to a divide by zero scenario.