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929255: CVE-2013-1900 postgresql: Improper randomization of pgcrypto functions (requiring random seed)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PostgreSQL 9.2.x before 9.2.4, 9.1.x before 9.1.9, 9.0.x before 9.0.13, and 8.4.x before 8.4.17, when using OpenSSL, generates insufficiently random numbers, which might allow remote authenticated users to have an unspecified impact via vectors related to the "contrib/pgcrypto functions."

Find out more about CVE-2013-1900 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


CloudForms Management Engine 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
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-2013:1475 2013-10-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql84) RHSA-2013:1475 2013-10-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql Fix deferred
CloudForms Management Engine 5 postgresql Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


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