GLSA-201204-08 : Perl DBD-Pg Module: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201204-08
(Perl DBD-Pg Module: Arbitrary code execution)

Format string vulnerabilities have been found in the the 'pg_warn()' and
'dbd_st_prepare()' functions in dbdimp.c.

Impact :

A remote PostgreSQL server could send specially crafted database
warnings or DBD statements, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All users of the Perl DBD-Pg module should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/DBD-Pg-2.19.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59624 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52378

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1151

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