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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
(Sun Describes Workaround) PostgreSQL Data Type Check Bypass and Table Column Modification Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017708
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017708
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0555, CVE-2007-0556   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 28 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to suppress the normal SQL data type checks to cause the backend to crash [CVE-2007-0555].

A remote authenticated user can change the data type of a table column to cause a backend crash [CVE-2007-0556]. This may also be exploited to read portions of the database contents. Only versions 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2 are affected by this second vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote authenticated user may be able to read portions of the database contents.

Solution:   Sun has described a workaround for CVE-2007-0555 in their advisory. There is no workaround for CVE-2007-0556.

A final resolution is pending.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102825-1

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/support/security (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10

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