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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1899

Original release date: 04/04/2013
Last revised: 11/30/2013


Argument injection vulnerability in PostgreSQL 9.2.x before 9.2.4, 9.1.x before 9.1.9, and 9.0.x before 9.0.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file corruption), and allows remote authenticated users to modify configuration settings and execute arbitrary code, via a connection request using a database name that begins with a "-" (hyphen).


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
Per http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1789-1/ "A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: Ubuntu 12.10 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu 11.10 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.04 LTS"

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-9-2-4.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:0633
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-6148
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2658
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5880
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2013-09-12-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0635
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0628
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2013-09-17-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1456/
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5892
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/support/security/faq/2013-04-04/
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-9-0-13.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0627
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-9-1-9.html
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2013:142
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1789-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-5000

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