Public Date:
1065236: CVE-2014-0066 postgresql: NULL pointer dereference

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The chkpass extension 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 does not properly check the return value of the crypt library function, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0066 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 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2014:0249 2014-03-04
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2014:0221 2014-02-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2014:0211 2014-02-25
Management Engine RHSA-2014:0469 2014-05-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2014:0211 2014-02-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 postgresql Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Honza Horak and Bruce Momjian as the original reporters.