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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PostgreSQL users should update to the latest available version
and follow the guide at http://www.postgresql.o
# 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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