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CVE-2009-3229 Detail

Description

The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.4 before 8.4.1, 8.3 before 8.3.8, and 8.2 before 8.2.14 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (backend shutdown) by "re-LOAD-ing" libraries from a certain plugins directory.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/17/2009

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 (09/24/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PostgreSQL as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. In PostgreSQL versions prior to 8.2, only database administrator was able to LOAD additional plugins and use it to cause server crash. However, this does not bypass trust boundary, so its not a security flaw for older PostgreSQL versions. Additionally, no plugins are shipped in Red Hat PostgreSQL packages by default. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1461.html .

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00004.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=134124585221119&w=2
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-270408-1
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0012
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/release-8-3-8.html
http://www.postgresql.org/support/security.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/509917/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36314
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-834-1
http://www.us.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1900
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522092
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-September/msg00305.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-September/msg00307.html

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3229
NVD Published Date:
09/17/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018