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1182043: CVE-2014-8161 postgresql: information leak through constraint violation errors
An information leak flaw was found in the wathe PostgreSQL database server handled certain error messages. An authenticated database user could possibly obtain the results of a query they did not have privileges to execute by observing the constraint violation error messages produced when the query was executed.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8161 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Satellite 5.7 (RHEL v.6) (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2015:0856 2015-04-20
Red Hat Satellite Managed DB 5.7 (RHEL v.6) (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2015:0856 2015-04-20
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2015:0699 2015-03-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (postgresql) RHSA-2015:0750 2015-03-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2015:0750 2015-03-30
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2015:0699 2015-03-18
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 Stephen Frost as the original reporter.

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