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$dbh->quote() is broken for SQL_BLOB type #51

pali opened this issue May 24, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented May 24, 2019

Quoting normal string literals is working fine:

$ perl -Iblib/lib -Iblib/arch -MDBI -E 'my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:SQLite:dbname=:memory:", "", "", { sqlite_unicode => 1 }); say $dbh->quote("a\"\x{27}bc");'

Literal is put into apostrophes, and every apostrophe in the middle of the literal is duplicated. Double quotes in the middle are as is. So you can put output from $dbh->quote into SQL statement without SQL injection problems.

$ perl -Iblib/lib -Iblib/arch -MDBI -E 'my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:SQLite:dbname=:memory:", "", "", { sqlite_unicode => 1 }); say $dbh->selectrow_array("SELECT " . $dbh->quote("a\"\x{27}bc"));'

But quoting binary blobs is broken. It does not work at all. See:

$ perl -Iblib/lib -Iblib/arch -MDBI -E 'my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:SQLite:dbname=:memory:", "", "", { sqlite_unicode => 1 }); say $dbh->quote("a\"\x{27}bc", SQL_BLOB);'

Nothing was quoted. So putting it into SQL statement would cause SQL errors or injections.

According to SQLite documentation

BLOB literals are string literals containing hexadecimal data and preceded by a single "x" or "X" character. Example: X'53514C697465'

So correct quoting of SQL_BLOB should be: first do conversion into hex format and then quote it from left by X' and from right by '.

E.g. following implementation:

sub quote {
  my ($self, $value, $data_type) = @_;
  return q(X') . unpack('H*', $value) . q(') if $data_type == DBI::SQL_BLOB;
  return $self->SUPER::quote($value, $data_type);

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commented May 24, 2019

Applied a modified version of your patch. Thanks!

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