FreeBSD : codeigniter -- SQL injection vulnerability (b7d785ea-656d-11e5-9909-002590263bf5)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The CodeIgniter changelog reports :

An improvement was made to the MySQL and MySQLi drivers to prevent
exposing a potential vector for SQL injection on sites using
multi-byte character sets in the database client connection.

An incompatibility in PHP versions < 5.2.3 and MySQL > 5.0.7 with
mysql_set_charset() creates a situation where using multi-byte
character sets on these environments may potentially expose a SQL
injection attack vector. Latin-1, UTF-8, and other 'low ASCII'
character sets are unaffected on all environments.

If you are running or considering running a multi-byte character set
for your database connection, please pay close attention to the server
environment you are deploying on to ensure you are not vulnerable.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :


Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86179 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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