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522084: CVE-2009-3231 postgresql: LDAP authentication bypass when anonymous LDAP bind are allowed

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.3 before 8.3.8 and 8.2 before 8.2.14, when using LDAP authentication with anonymous binds, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via an empty password.

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Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PostgreSQL as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5, as they do not support LDAP authentication, which was introduced upstream in version 8.2.

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via .

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2009:1461 2009-09-23
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