Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:279 (ocaml-mysql)

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A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ocaml-mysql: It was discovered that mysql-ocaml, OCaml bindings for MySql, was missing a function to call mysql_real_escape_string(). This is needed, because mysql_real_escape_string() honours the charset of the connection and prevents insufficient escaping, when certain multibyte character encodings are used. The added function is called real_escape() and takes the established database connection as a first argument. The old escape_string() was kept for backwards compatibility (CVE-2009-2942). This update fixes this vulnerability. Affected: Enterprise Server 5.0