PostgreSQL to_ascii() Function Remote Overflows

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server.

Description :

According to its version number, the PostgreSQL server listening on
this port is vulnerable to two buffer overflows in the to_ascii()
function that could allow an attacker who can query the remote
database to execute arbitrary code, subject to the privileges under
which the service operates.

Solution :

Upgrade to PostgreSQL 7.3.4 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 11916 ()

Bugtraq ID: 8741

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0901