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CVE-2002-1642 Detail


PostgreSQL 7.2.1 and 7.2.2 allows local users to delete transaction log (pg_clog) data and cause a denial of service (data loss) via the VACUUM command.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/03/2002

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PostgreSQL as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Patch External Source MLIST [pgsql-announce] 20021003 v7.2.3 Released to fix Potentially Critical Bug Patch; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#891177 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:001 Patch External Source BID 7657 External Source XF postgresql-vacuum-delete-pcclog(11102)

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