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PostgreSQL Character Conversion and Tsearch2 Module Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for character conversion and tsearch2 module vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of PostgreSQL installed on the
remote host may suffer from the following vulnerabilities :

- Character Conversion Vulnerability
Unprivileged users can call functions supporting client-
server character set conversion from SQL commands even
though those functions do not validate their arguments.

- tsearch2 Vulnerability
If installed, the 'contrib/tsearch2' module permits users
to at a minimum crash the backend because it misdeclares
several functions as returning type 'internal' when in
fact they do not have any 'internal' argument.

See also:

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.315
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/release-8-0-3.html

Solution :

Implement the changes described in the PostgreSQL advisory.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:R/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 13475, 13476

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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