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CVE-2009-0922 Detail

Current Description

PostgreSQL before 8.3.7, 8.2.13, 8.1.17, 8.0.21, and 7.4.25 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) by triggering a failure in the conversion of a localized error message to a client-specified encoding, as demonstrated using mismatched encoding conversion requests.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/17/2009
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Evaluator Description

Per: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488156 "PostgreSQL allows remote authenticated users to cause a momentary denial of service (crash due to stack consumption) when there is a failure to convert a localized error message to the client-specified encoding. In releases 8.3.6, 8.2.12, 8.1.16. 8.0.20, and 7.4.24, a trivial misconfiguration is sufficient to provoke a crash. In older releases it is necessary to select a locale and client encoding for which specific messages fail to translate, and so a given installation may or may not be vulnerable depending on the administrator-determined locale setting. Releases 8.3.7, 8.2.13, 8.1.17, 8.0.21, and 7.4.25 are secure against all known variants of this issue."

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/08/2009)

This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1484.html and in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://archives.postgresql.org//pgsql-bugs/2009-02/msg00176.php Exploit
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2009-02/msg00172.php Exploit
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=517405
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-04/msg00010.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=134124585221119&w=2
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-258808-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1020455.1-1
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0086
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:079
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/03/11/4
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.1065 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/503598/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34090 Exploit Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021860
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0767 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1316 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488156
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10874
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6252
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-March/msg00810.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-March/msg00843.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10874
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10874
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6252
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6252

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0922
NVD Published Date:
03/17/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017