GLSA-200502-19 : PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL parser

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-19
(PostgreSQL: Buffer overflows in PL/PgSQL parser)

PostgreSQL is vulnerable to several buffer overflows in the PL/PgSQL
parser.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a malicious query resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
PostgreSQL.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-19.xml

Solution :

All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16460 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0247