Public Date:
849173: CVE-2012-3489 postgresql: File disclosure through XXE in xmlparse by DTD validation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The xml_parse function in the libxml2 support in the core server component in PostgreSQL 8.3 before 8.3.20, 8.4 before 8.4.13, 9.0 before 9.0.9, and 9.1 before 9.1.5 allows remote authenticated users to determine the existence of arbitrary files or URLs, and possibly obtain file or URL content that triggers a parsing error, via an XML value that refers to (1) a DTD or (2) an entity, related to an XML External Entity (aka XXE) issue.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3489 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 2.7
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2012:1263 2012-09-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2012:1263 2012-09-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Noah Misch as the original reporter.