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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      Last Modified:  09/17/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3229
Original release date:
09/17/2009
Last revised:
08/22/2016
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:016
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:017
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=134124585221119&w=2 External Source HP SSRT100617
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-270408-1 External Source SUNALERT 270408
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0012 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0012
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/release-8-3-8.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/release-8-3-8.html
http://www.postgresql.org/support/security.html Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.postgresql.org/support/security.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/509917/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20100307 rPSA-2010-0012-1 postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-server
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36314 External Source BID 36314
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-834-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-834-1
http://www.us.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1900 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1900
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522092 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522092
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-September/msg00305.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-9473
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-September/msg00307.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-9474

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