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escaping input into db

Posted on 2009-07-13
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Is the following function good enough to make sure my php app doesn't get hacked?
also will this allow html to be displayed corretly?
its for CMS so its has to deal with just about any kind of input.
function db_escape($values, $quotes = true) {
    if (is_array($values)) {
        foreach ($values as $key => $value) {
            $values[$key] = db_escape($value, $quotes);
        }
    }
    else if ($values === null) {
        $values = 'NULL';
    }
    else if (is_bool($values)) {
        $values = $values ? 1 : 0;
    }
    else if (!is_numeric($values)) {
        $values = mysql_real_escape_string($values);
        if ($quotes) {
            $values = '"' . $values . '"';
        }
    }
    return $values;
}

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by:Xemorph
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It looks fine to me.  I think it will prevent any SQL injection attacks, I don't know about making your app hack proof.

I would add cases for int or float and use intval() and floatval().  Just to cover all cases.
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by:casit
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and do what with them?
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function db_escape($values, $quotes = true) {
    if (is_array($values)) {
        foreach ($values as $key => $value) {
            $values[$key] = db_escape($value, $quotes);
        }
    }
    else if ($values === null) {
        $values = 'NULL';
    }
    else if (is_bool($values)) {
        $values = $values ? 1 : 0;
    }
    else if (!is_numeric($values)) {
        $values = mysql_real_escape_string($values);
        if ($quotes) {
            $values = '"' . $values . '"';
        }
    }
 
    // ADD THIS
    else if(is_float($values){
        $values = floatval($values);
    }
    else
        $values = intval($values);
    }
 
    // End with an else so we have a case for all possiable inputs.
    // If you find another possiable input, add it to the else if list.
    // I would always end on an else though, incase you did 
    // miss something
 
    return $values;
}

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by:casit
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thanks
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