CVE Database

CVE-2012-3489

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-08-17
Bugzilla: 849173: CVE-2012-3489 postgresql: File disclosure through XXE in xmlparse by DTD validation
IAVA: 2013-A-0066

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat security errata

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

External References

Acknowledgements

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

This page is generated automatically and has not been checked for errors or omissions.

For clarification or corrections please contact the Red Hat Security Response Team.