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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-19 ] PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL parser (GLSA 200502-19)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 14, 2005
Updated: June 26, 2007
Bug(s): #81350
ID: 200502-19

Synopsis

PostgreSQL is vulnerable to several buffer overflows in the PL/PgSQL parser leading to execution of arbitrary code.

Background

PostgreSQL is a SQL compliant, open source object-relational database management system.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/postgresql
Vulnerable: < 7.3.9-r1
Vulnerable: < 7.4.13
Vulnerable: < 8.0.1-r1
Unaffected: = 7.3*
Unaffected: = 7.4*
Unaffected: >= 8.0.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

PostgreSQL is vulnerable to several buffer overflows in the PL/PgSQL parser.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a malicious query resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running PostgreSQL.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql


References

CAN-2005-0247


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