pike: SQL injection vulnerability — GLSA 200608-10

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

Affected Packages

dev-lang/pike on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.6.86
Unaffected versions >= 7.6.86

Background

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

Description

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 ">=dev-lang/pike-7.6.86"

References

Release Date
August 06, 2006

Latest Revision
December 13, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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