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There are other potential security risks, though. For example if you use an ORM mapper (like DBIx::Class or Rose::DB) and construct a complicated query, you have to know exactly which arguments are parsed as SQL and which aren't.

I am not sure I understand this comment. As far as I know DBIx::Class uses placeholders internally so you don't have to worry about things like this. As for the "you have to know exactly which arguments are parsed as SQL" part of the comment, it treats *all* of its arguments as perl values and not SQL values unless you use the options to pass in a raw SQL string, in which case its your responsibility to make sure it doesnt open you up to risks. I can't speak for Rose::DB because I don't use it, but I would be shocked if the author didn't take all this stuff into account too.

But if you really stick to plain DBI with placeholders you don't have to worry very much about SQL injection.

Yes, you also have to manage your own SQL -> Object conversion, and write a LOT more code, and more code == more bugs. Modules like DBIx::Class and Rose::DB have been pretty thoroughly tested by lots of users in serious production applications (I can count 4 we have here at $work), if they didn't handle simple security stuff like this correctly then they would have been dismissed as crap long ago.


In reply to Re^2: Preventing SQL injection attacks: Placeholders are enough for MySQL, Postgresql and SQLite by stvn
in thread Preventing SQL injection attacks: Placeholders are enough for MySQL, Postgresql and SQLite by talexb

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