SQLAlchemy: SQL injection — GLSA 201209-16

An input sanitation flaw in SQLAlchemy allows remote attacker to conduct SQL injection.

Affected Packages

dev-python/sqlalchemy on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.7.4
Unaffected versions >= 0.7.4

Background

SQLAlchemy is a Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper.

Description

SQLAlchemy does not properly sanitize input passed from the “limit” and “offset” keywords to the select() function before using it in an SQL query.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary SQL statements.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SQLAlchemy users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/sqlalchemy-0.7.4"
 

References

Release Date
September 26, 2012

Latest Revision
September 26, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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