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DB_escape_string
03-13-2014, 05:52 PM,
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RE: DB_escape_string
(03-13-2014, 05:27 PM)phil Wrote: Yes I see the logic.... but the very worst outcome for me would be we retain the DB_query function for some scripts and have another function with parameters in an array sent in some other scripts. Consistency throughout the application is critical for me
I agree on consistency, but it's a time thing. Do you want to hold up a release until the whole code base is converted? It is a time consuming job.

Code:
Also, as soon as we pull out the session.inc $_POST and $_GET sanitisation loops we need this code in place
What do you mean by sanitisation?
There is no need to do anything to data held in $_POST, $_GET, or $_SESSION vars unless
1. They are saved to the database (processing by the DB_* function proposed)

2. Output to the browser (HTML in forms etc)

3. Used in AJAX or other output

If they are not output or saved to the databse, there is no need, and better off that they are not 'sanitised'.

If you mean validated - then that's something else - eg ensure we have a string 8 characters long that are all alphanumeric.

Quote:I am not really sure the audit trail functionality is affected? We just use the concatenated sanitised SQL string - where is the catch here?
Well, depends on what method you use for the fix. An sql statement using bind parameters is processed by the database server. There is no completed sql statement - it contains ? characters instead of any variables. Thus, serakfalcon's comment on it in reference to audit trail.

In the least the audit trail existing function would have to adapt to deal with the new method, convert the database data returned.

Quote:Someone else can take the lead and start the ball rolling and divi out the scripts to those who put their hand up to help! Of course you can count me in for 20 or so scripts. We could list the scripts in a forum thread and allocate to interested developers ... and update as we progress.
Happy to help once there is an agreed way forward and all areas are addressed.

Quote:Maybe start a thread on PHP 5.5.10 to spell out the issues we need to consider.
Perhaps it could be a thread on what minimum version to require for webERP, given that php 5.3 is no longer supported and things really start to change once we get to php 5.3 - eg harder to continue to maintain compatibility for php 5.2.x systems when you are writing for effective php 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 too. I know we still need to maintain something for php 5.2 apparently - but for how much longer? Do we need a maintenance version? I'll start a new topic for it.
Quote:When I look at the extent of the problem i.e. it really seems to be minimal to me - I am asking myself is this mission really of great importance and worth the effort required?
I think it is very much worth the effort as it's both a security and validation issue - both important to an accounting package. We:

1. Ensure webERP has secure and efficient database transactions - mysqli_real_escape_string is insufficient to endure this and is not even required when using the bind parameter statement method.

2. Ensure webERP is securely validating and preparing variables, when required, for output to HTML/browser.

3. Prevent bad data getting into the database causing other issues down the line.

PHP has moved along a lot since webERP was written. I think that we will get further and further behind and a bigger and bigger job to catch up if we do not start upgrading the code now.

Quote:Any suggestions with display of variables.
.. thinking on it - trying to think of an efficient way, without too much abstraction.

Many thanks for the input

Cheers,
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Messages In This Thread
DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-06-2014, 05:42 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-06-2014, 06:26 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-06-2014, 06:26 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-09-2014, 10:19 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-10-2014, 04:44 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-10-2014, 10:31 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-10-2014, 04:16 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-10-2014, 04:38 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-06-2014, 06:27 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-10-2014, 06:56 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-10-2014, 07:13 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-10-2014, 10:52 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-11-2014, 05:03 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-11-2014, 01:26 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by weberp - 03-14-2014, 08:25 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-14-2014, 08:33 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by weberp - 03-14-2014, 09:02 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-12-2014, 02:59 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-12-2014, 03:39 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Forums - 03-12-2014, 08:20 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-12-2014, 09:01 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-12-2014, 09:08 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-13-2014, 12:39 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-13-2014, 11:55 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-13-2014, 12:49 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-13-2014, 01:03 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-13-2014, 05:27 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-13-2014, 05:52 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-13-2014, 06:01 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-13-2014, 06:39 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by weberp - 03-16-2014, 03:19 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-20-2014, 08:31 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by weberp1 - 03-21-2014, 12:04 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-21-2014, 01:50 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-20-2014, 10:29 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-20-2014, 11:48 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-21-2014, 11:04 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-21-2014, 01:08 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-21-2014, 04:51 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-21-2014, 05:48 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-21-2014, 06:54 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-22-2014, 12:31 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-22-2014, 12:55 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-22-2014, 03:20 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-22-2014, 04:28 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-23-2014, 09:00 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-23-2014, 08:27 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 03:22 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-23-2014, 06:35 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-26-2014, 08:05 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 12:51 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-26-2014, 01:40 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 01:57 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-26-2014, 05:30 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 06:04 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-26-2014, 06:20 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 06:27 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-26-2014, 06:42 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 06:46 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-26-2014, 06:34 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-26-2014, 06:40 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 06:41 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-26-2014, 07:38 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-26-2014, 08:01 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-27-2014, 07:24 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 11:56 AM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-27-2014, 01:11 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 01:39 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-27-2014, 03:32 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 03:38 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Exsonqu_Qu - 03-27-2014, 06:00 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-27-2014, 06:50 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Exsonqu_Qu - 03-28-2014, 12:26 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-27-2014, 06:57 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 09:06 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-27-2014, 09:14 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 09:21 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Exsonqu_Qu - 03-28-2014, 12:44 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-27-2014, 10:48 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 10:55 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-27-2014, 11:44 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-27-2014, 11:55 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by agaluski - 03-27-2014, 11:53 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-28-2014, 01:31 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by icedlava - 03-28-2014, 03:34 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-28-2014, 07:33 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by phil - 03-28-2014, 08:05 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by Uhuru - 03-31-2014, 04:27 PM
RE: DB_escape_string - by serakfalcon - 03-31-2014, 05:47 PM

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