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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
PostgreSQL Array Index Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service and Gain Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028092
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028092
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-0255   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 7 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions and may be able to obtain portions of system memory.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted SQL command to trigger an array index error and cause the target service to crash or disclose portions of system memory.

Sumit Soni reported this vulnerability (via Secunia SVCRP).

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target database server to crash or disclose portions of system memory.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.4.16, 9.0.12, 9.1.8, 9.2.3).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-16.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/release-9-0-12.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/release-9-1-8.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/release-9-2-3.html

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/release-9-2-3.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 10 2013 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) PostgreSQL Array Index Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service and Gain Information
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 10.
Oct 30 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Array Index Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service and Gain Information   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:00:56 +0000
Subject:  PostgreSQL


http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/release-9-0-12.html

Prevent execution of enum_recv from SQL (Tom Lane)

The function was misdeclared, allowing a simple SQL command to crash the server. In 
principle an attacker might be able to use it to examine the contents of server 
memory. Our thanks to Sumit Soni (via Secunia SVCRP) for reporting this issue. 
(CVE-2013-0255)



 
 


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