CVE-2015-0241

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-02-16
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1188684: CVE-2015-0241 postgresql: buffer overflow in the to_char() function
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL handled certain numeric formatting. An authenticated database user could use a specially crafted timestamp formatting template to cause PostgreSQL to crash or, under certain conditions, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running PostgreSQL.

Find out more about CVE-2015-0241 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector 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 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

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-postgresql94-postgresql Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql84 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Andres Freund, Peter Geoghegan, Bernd Helmle, and Noah Misch as the original reporters.

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