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849172: CVE-2012-3488 postgresql (xml2 contrib module): XXE by applying XSL stylesheet to the document

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The libxslt support in contrib/xml2 in PostgreSQL 8.3 before 8.3.20, 8.4 before 8.4.13, 9.0 before 9.0.9, and 9.1 before 9.1.5 does not properly restrict access to files and URLs, which allows remote authenticated users to modify data, obtain sensitive information, or trigger outbound traffic to arbitrary external hosts by leveraging (1) stylesheet commands that are permitted by the libxslt security options or (2) an xslt_process feature, related to an XML External Entity (aka XXE) issue.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3488 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.8
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2012:1263 2012-09-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2012:1264 2012-09-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2012:1263 2012-09-13


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