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Re^4: Simple question on SQL Injection

by naikonta (Curate)
on Oct 10, 2007 at 19:03 UTC ( #644066=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Simple question on SQL Injection
in thread Simple question on SQL Injection

A quick peek within the source revealed that it does quote table names and other values that you can't use placeholders for.
SQL::Abstract does quote table names and field names with whatever $self->{quote_char} is set to, which is default to empty string. At least MySQL allows to quote table and field names with backtick characters (`table_name`).
use SQL::Abstract; my $SQL = SQL::Abstract->new(quote_char => '`');
Quoting tables and fields (selet * from `user`) is different from quoting values (where name = 'bob'). So what's the problem? You can't use placeholders on tables and fields, after all, only values. From DBI docs:
With most drivers, placeholders canít be used for any element of a statement that would prevent the database server from validating the statement and creating a query execution plan for it. For example:
"SELECT name, age FROM ?" # wrong (will probably fail) "SELECT name, ? FROM people" # wrong (but may not ífailí)

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Re^5: Simple question on SQL Injection
by AK108 (Friar) on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:05 UTC
    I was unaware that SQL::Abstract did not quote table names. However, I am aware of the difference between placeholders and quoting (as I did a bit of pure DBI before using SQL::Abstract in conjunction with it). Your message does show the difference better than mine.

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