Public Date:
797917: CVE-2012-0868 postgresql: SQL injection due unsanitized newline characters in object names

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

CRLF injection vulnerability in pg_dump in PostgreSQL 8.3.x before 8.3.18, 8.4.x before 8.4.11, 9.0.x before 9.0.7, and 9.1.x before 9.1.3 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via a crafted file containing object names with newlines, which are inserted into an SQL script that is used when the database is restored.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0868 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2012:0678 2012-05-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2012:0677 2012-05-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2012:0678 2012-05-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 postgresql Will not fix