CVE-2015-3167

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-05-22
CWE:
CWE-209
Bugzilla:
1221541: CVE-2015-3167 postgresql: pgcrypto has multiple error messages for decryption with an incorrect key.
It was discovered that the pgcrypto module could return different error messages when decrypting certain data with an incorrect key. This could potentially help an authenticated user to launch a possible cryptographic attack, although no suitable attack is currently known.

Find out more about CVE-2015-3167 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 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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 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 Noah Misch as the original reporter.

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