Scientific Linux Security Update : python-sqlalchemy on SL6.x

High Nessus Plugin ID 61278

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

SQLAlchemy is an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) that provides a flexible, high-level interface to SQL databases.

It was discovered that SQLAlchemy did not sanitize values for the limit and offset keywords for SQL select statements. If an application using SQLAlchemy accepted values for these keywords, and did not filter or sanitize them before passing them to SQLAlchemy, it could allow an attacker to perform a SQL injection attack against the application. (CVE-2012-0805)

All users of python-sqlalchemy are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a patch to correct this issue. All running applications using SQLAlchemy must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected python-sqlalchemy package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1ec45471

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61278

File Name: sl_20120307_python_sqlalchemy_on_SL6.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0805