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CVE-2009-3231 Detail


The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.3 before 8.3.8 and 8.2 before 8.2.14, when using LDAP authentication with anonymous binds, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via an empty password.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/17/2009

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; 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, as they do not support LDAP authentication, which was introduced upstream in version 8.2. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via .

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:016 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:017 External Source HP SSRT100617 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20100307 rPSA-2010-0012-1 postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-server External Source BID 36314 External Source UBUNTU USN-834-1 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1900 External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-9473 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-9474

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