CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2013-04-04
Bugzilla: 929223: CVE-2013-1899 postgresql: Insecure switch parsing
IAVA: 2013-B-0035


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Argument injection vulnerability in PostgreSQL 9.2.x before 9.2.4, 9.1.x before 9.1.9, and 9.0.x before 9.0.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file corruption), and allows remote authenticated users to modify configuration settings and execute arbitrary code, via a connection request using a database name that begins with a "-" (hyphen).

Find out more about CVE-2013-1899 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of postgresql as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. This issue does not affect the version of postgresql84 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi as the original issue reporters.

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