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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-16

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-16
Posted Sep 27, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-16 - An input sanitation flaw in SQLAlchemy allows remote attacker to conduct SQL injection. Versions less than 0.7.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, sql injection
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-0805
MD5 | e77bc71d9e1cca33d1b4584dd886b7f2

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-16

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Severity: Normal
Title: SQLAlchemy: SQL injection
Date: September 26, 2012
Bugs: #407437
ID: 201209-16

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

SQLAlchemy is a Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-python/sqlalchemy < 0.7.4 >= 0.7.4

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
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0805
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0805

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-16.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 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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