CVE-2015-3165

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-05-22
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1221537: CVE-2015-3165 postgresql: double-free after authentication timeout
A double-free flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL handled connections. An unauthenticated attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to crash the PostgreSQL backend by disconnecting at approximately the same time as the authentication time out was triggered.

Find out more about CVE-2015-3165 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This flaw has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-postgresql94-postgresql) RHSA-2015:1196 2015-06-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (postgresql) RHSA-2015:1194 2015-06-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (postgresql) RHSA-2015:1194 2015-06-29
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2015:1195 2015-06-29
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (postgresql92-postgresql) RHSA-2015:1195 2015-06-29
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-postgresql94-postgresql) RHSA-2015:1196 2015-06-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Satellite 5.7 postgresql92 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql84 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql Affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Benkocs Norbert Attila as the original reporter.

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