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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-3656

Original release date: 12/31/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple format string vulnerabilities in logging functions in mod_auth_pgsql before 2.0.3, when used for user authentication against a PostgreSQL database, allows remote unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated via the username.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service


This vulnerability affects mod_auth_pgsql for Apache2, most likely in all Linux and UNIX environments. This vulnerability affects all versions of mod_auth_pgsql before 2.0.3

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.giuseppetanzilli.it/mod%5Fauth%5Fpgsql2/
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-239-1
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0070
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10600
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:009
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-935
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 16153
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SGI
Name: 20060101-01-U
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0164
Type: Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200601-05
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-January/msg00016.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20060109 Multiple Vendor mod_auth_pgsql Format String Vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-January/msg00015.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0002
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015446
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10600
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)