CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2009-02-27
Bugzilla: 488156: CVE-2009-0922 postgresql: potential DoS due to conversion functions


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PostgreSQL before 8.3.7, 8.2.13, 8.1.17, 8.0.21, and 7.4.25 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) by triggering a failure in the conversion of a localized error message to a client-specified encoding, as demonstrated using mismatched encoding conversion requests.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0922 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via:
and in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2009:1067 May 26, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (postgresql) RHSA-2009:1484 October 07, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2009:1484 October 07, 2009

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