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CVE-2014-0062

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-02-17
IAVA:
2015-A-0263
Bugzilla:
1065222: CVE-2014-0062 postgresql: CREATE INDEX race condition possibly leading to privilege escalation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in the (1) CREATE INDEX and (2) unspecified ALTER TABLE commands in PostgreSQL before 8.4.20, 9.0.x before 9.0.16, 9.1.x before 9.1.12, 9.2.x before 9.2.7, and 9.3.x before 9.3.3 allows remote authenticated users to create an unauthorized index or read portions of unauthorized tables by creating or deleting a table with the same name during the timing window.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0062 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 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
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 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2014:0211 2014-02-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2014:0211 2014-02-25
CloudForms Management Engine 5.4 (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2014:0469 2014-05-12
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2014:0221 2014-02-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2014:0249 2014-03-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 postgresql Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Robert Haas and Andres Freund as the original reporters.

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