Public Date:
593870: CVE-2010-1975 postgresql: improper privilege check during certain RESET ALL operations

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PostgreSQL 7.4 before 7.4.29, 8.0 before 8.0.25, 8.1 before 8.1.21, 8.2 before 8.2.17, 8.3 before 8.3.11, and 8.4 before 8.4.4 does not properly check privileges during certain RESET ALL operations, which allows remote authenticated users to remove arbitrary parameter settings via a (1) ALTER USER or (2) ALTER DATABASE statement.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1975 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via

This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via and

There is not plan to address this issue in the PostgreSQL packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (postgresql) RHSA-2010:0428 2010-05-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2010:0429 2010-05-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2010:0430 2010-05-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 rh-postgresql Will not fix
Last Modified

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