CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-02-27
Bugzilla: 797915: CVE-2012-0867 postgresql: MITM due improper x509_v3 CN validation during certificate verification


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PostgreSQL 8.4.x before 8.4.11, 9.0.x before 9.0.7, and 9.1.x before 9.1.3 truncates the common name to only 32 characters when verifying SSL certificates, which allows remote attackers to spoof connections when the host name is exactly 32 characters.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0867 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2012:0678 May 21, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2012:0678 May 21, 2012

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