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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-3231

Original release date: 09/17/2009
Last revised: 03/26/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: 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 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1461.html .

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-834-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:016
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1900
External Source: BID
Name: 36314
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522084
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-9474
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36660
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36837
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:017
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/release-8-3-8.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36727
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/support/security.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-9473
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100307 rPSA-2010-0012-1 postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-server
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36800
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0012

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