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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16460


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16460

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:postgresql, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0247

OSVDB: 13893, 13894, 13895, 13896

GLSA: 200502-19

CWE: 119