GLSA 200608-10 pike: SQL injection vulnerability
Posted on: 08/06/2006 10:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - pike: SQL injection vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200608-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: pike: SQL injection vulnerability
Date: August 06, 2006
Bugs: #136065
ID: 200608-10

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Synopsis
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A flaw in the input handling could lead to the execution of arbitrary
SQL statements in the underlying PostgreSQL database.

Background
==========

Pike is a general purpose programming language, able to be used for
multiple tasks.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/pike lt; 7.6.86 gt;= 7.6.86

Description
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Some input is not properly sanitised before being used in a SQL
statement in the underlying PostgreSQL database.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could provide malicious input to a pike program,
which might result in the execution of arbitrary SQL statements.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All pike users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-lang/pike-7.6.86"

References
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[ 1 ] Secunia Advisory SA20494
http://secunia.com/advisories/20494/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-10.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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