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CVE-2013-1901

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-04-04
Bugzilla:
929328: CVE-2013-1901 postgresql: Improper user privilege check for on-line backups

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PostgreSQL 9.2.x before 9.2.4 and 9.1.x before 9.1.9 does not properly check REPLICATION privileges, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended backup restrictions by calling the (1) pg_start_backup or (2) pg_stop_backup functions.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1901 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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
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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql84 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 postgresql Not affected

Acknowledgements

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

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