CVE-2015-3166

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-05-22
CWE:
CWE-391
Bugzilla:
1221539: CVE-2015-3166 postgresql: unanticipated errors from the standard library
It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly check the return values of certain standard library functions. If the system was in a state that would cause the standard library functions to fail (for example, memory exhaustion), an authenticated user could possibly exploit this flaw to disclose partial memory contents or cause the GSSAPI authentication to use an incorrect keytab file.

Find out more about CVE-2015-3166 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 Low 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 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
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 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 Noah Misch as the original reporter.

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