CVE Database

CVE-2010-3433

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-10-05
Bugzilla: 639371: CVE-2010-3433 PostgreSQL (PL/Perl, PL/Tcl): SECURITY DEFINER function keyword bypass
IAVA: 2012-A-0136

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The PL/perl and PL/Tcl implementations in PostgreSQL 7.4 before 7.4.30, 8.0 before 8.0.26, 8.1 before 8.1.22, 8.2 before 8.2.18, 8.3 before 8.3.12, 8.4 before 8.4.5, and 9.0 before 9.0.1 do not properly protect script execution by a different SQL user identity within the same session, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via crafted script code in a SECURITY DEFINER function, as demonstrated by (1) redefining standard functions or (2) redefining operators, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-1168, CVE-2010-1169, CVE-2010-1170, and CVE-2010-1447.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3433 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (postgresql) RHSA-2010:0742 October 06, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 RHSA-2010:0742 October 06, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2010:0908 November 23, 2010

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