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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PostgreSQL to_ascii() overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to log into the remote PostgreSQL daemon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote PostgreSQL server, according to its version number,
is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the to_ascii() function,
which may permit a possible hacker who has the rights to query the remote
database to obtain a shell on this host.

Solution : Upgrade to postgresql 7.3.4 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8741

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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