Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDKSA-2006:098)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

PostgreSQL 8.1.x before 8.1.4, 8.0.x before 8.0.8, 7.4.x before
7.4.13, 7.3.x before 7.3.15, and earlier versions allows
context-dependent attackers to bypass SQL injection protection methods
in applications via invalid encodings of multibyte characters, aka one
variant of 'Encoding-Based SQL Injection.' (CVE-2006-2313)

PostgreSQL 8.1.x before 8.1.4, 8.0.x before 8.0.8, 7.4.x before
7.4.13, 7.3.x before 7.3.15, and earlier versions allows
context-dependent attackers to bypass SQL injection protection methods
in applications that use multibyte encodings that allow the ''
(backslash) byte 0x5c to be the trailing byte of a multibyte
character, such as SJIS, BIG5, GBK, GB18030, and UHC, which cannot be
handled correctly by a client that does not understand multibyte
encodings, aka a second variant of 'Encoding-Based SQL Injection.'
NOTE: it could be argued that this is a class of issue related to
interaction errors between the client and PostgreSQL, but a CVE has
been assigned since PostgreSQL is treating this as a preventative
measure against this class of problem. (CVE-2006-2314)

Packages have been patched or updated to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21670 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-098.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2313
CVE-2006-2314

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