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[GLSA-200505-12] PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-12
(PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)


PostgreSQL gives public EXECUTE access to a number of character
conversion routines, but doesn't validate the given arguments
(CVE-2005-1409). It has also been reported that the contrib/tsearch2
module of PostgreSQL misdeclares the return value of some functions as
"internal" (CVE-2005-1410).

Impact

A possible hacker could call the character conversion routines with
specially setup arguments to crash the backend process of PostgreSQL or
to potentially gain administrator rights. A malicious user could also
call the misdeclared functions of the contrib/tsearch2 module,
resulting in a Denial of Service or other, yet uninvestigated, impacts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.315
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-1409
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-1410
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.315


Solution:
All PostgreSQL users should update to the latest available version
and follow the guide at http://www.postgresql.o
rg/about/news.315
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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