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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2003-314: postgresql

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the postgresql packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated PostgreSQL packages that correct a buffer overflow in the to_ascii
routines are now available.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system
(DBMS).

Two bugs that can lead to buffer overflows have been found in the
PostgreSQL abstract data type to ASCII conversion routines. A remote
attacker who is able to influence the data passed to the to_ascii functions
may be able to execute arbitrary code in the context of the PostgreSQL
server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2003-0901 to these issues.

In addition, a bug that can lead to leaks has been found in the string to
timestamp abstract data type conversion routine. If the input string to
the to_timestamp() routine is shorter than what the template string is
expecting, the routine will run off the end of the input string, resulting
in a leak and unstable behaviour.

Users of PostgreSQL are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch that corrects these issues.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-314.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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