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pike: SQL injection vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200608-10 / pike
Release Date August 06, 2006
Latest Revision December 13, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-lang/pike < 7.6.86 >= 7.6.86 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #136065


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All pike users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated August 06, 2006

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