PostgreSQL 8.1.0 through 8.1.2 allows authenticated database users to gain additional privileges via "knowledge of the backend protocol" using a crafted SET ROLE to other database users, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-0678.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)
This issue did not affect the versions of PostgreSQL as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
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Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note:
[pgsql-announce] 20060214 Minor Releases 7.3 thru 8.1 Available to Fix Security Issue
20060215 PostgreSQL security releases 8.1.3, 8.0.7, 7.4.12, 7.3.14