[Esapi-user] SQL Codecs

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Aug 2 17:02:53 EDT 2010

  There are. Like clauses... contexts within certain database-specific 
function calls in SQL... contexts within PlSQL and other vendor specific 
database languages...

It's a huge mess. Very vendor specific.

- Jim

> Currently, our encoding model for SQL only supports this quoted 
> where-clause context.  Do we need a more sophisticated model to 
> support user-data in **other** contexts within a SQL query?
> --Jeff
> *From:* esapi-user-bounces at lists.owasp.org 
> [mailto:esapi-user-bounces at lists.owasp.org] *On Behalf Of *Jim Manico
> *Sent:* Monday, August 02, 2010 2:14 PM
> *To:* Joel Fessler
> *Cc:* esapi-user at lists.owasp.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Esapi-user] SQL Codecs
> Yes, this is all (I think) you need to encode if user data is placed 
> in a quoted where-clause context. There are a limited number of 
> 'slots' in a dynamic SQL statement that user data can go safely. Check 
> out Dave Wichers SQL cheatsheet for more information: 
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/SQL_Injection_Prevention_Cheat_Sheet
> - Jim
> On Aug 2, 2010, at 5:20 AM, Joel Fessler <jfessler at denimgroup.com 
> <mailto:jfessler at denimgroup.com>> wrote:
>     I am working on implementing codecs to encode for MsSQL, DB2 and
>     Sybase. The only character that I have found that I need to encode
>     for is a single quote. Does anyone know of anything else that I
>     need to encode for or where I can find this out?
>     Joel Fessler
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