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[GLSA-200502-19] PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL parser

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL parser

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-19
(PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL parser)


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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0247


Solution:
All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/postgresql-7.4.7-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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