SUSE-SA:2005:027: postgresql

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:027 (postgresql).


Several problems were identified and fixed in the PostgreSQL
database server.

Multiple buffer overflows in the low level parsing routines may
allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via:

(1) a large number of variables in a SQL statement being handled by
the read_sql_construct() function,

(2) a large number of INTO variables in a SELECT statement being
handled by the make_select_stmt function,

(3) a large number of arbitrary variables in a SELECT statement being
handled by the make_select_stmt function, and

(4) a large number of INTO variables in a FETCH statement being
handled by the make_fetch_stmt function.


This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-0247.

Solution :

http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_27_postgresql.html

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18113 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0247

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