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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4136

Original release date: 12/15/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


PostgreSQL 7.4.x before 7.4.27, 8.0.x before 8.0.23, 8.1.x before 8.1.19, 8.2.x before 8.2.15, 8.3.x before 8.3.9, and 8.4.x before 8.4.2 does not properly manage session-local state during execution of an index function by a database superuser, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via a table with crafted index functions, as demonstrated by functions that modify (1) search_path or (2) a prepared statement, a related issue to CVE-2007-6600 and CVE-2009-3230.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/20/2010)
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0427.html This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0428.html This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0429.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0430.html

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1197
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100307 rPSA-2010-0012-1 postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-server
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9358
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-8-2-15.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0428
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=546321
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 61039
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-7-4-27.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 37333
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:333
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023326
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-13363
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/support/security.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-13381
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-8-3-9.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-8-1-19.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0429
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3519
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0012
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:001
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-8-4-2.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0427
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-8-0-23.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9358
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.2
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* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.4
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.7
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.6
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.24
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.9
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.8
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.18
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.1
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.10
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.11
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.12
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.13
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.14
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.15
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.16
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.17
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.22
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.23
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.25
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.19
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.20
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.21
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.26
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.11
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.20
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.0
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.10
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.14
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.1
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.2
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.13
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.4
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.3
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.7
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.8
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.5
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.6
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.9
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.16
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.17
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.18
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.19
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.12
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.15
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.21
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.22
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.8
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.7
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.16
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.10
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.0
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.1
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.4
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.5
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.2
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.3
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.6
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.9
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.11
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.13
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.12
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.14
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.15
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.17
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.18
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.3
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.2
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.14
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.12
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.5
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.4
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.1
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.7
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.6
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.11
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.9
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.8
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.13
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.10
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.8
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.6
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.7
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.5
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.2
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.1
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.4
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.3.3
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.4.1

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