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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   mod_auth_pgsql Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
mod_auth_pgsql Format String Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015446
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015446
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3656   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 6 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in mod_auth_pgsql. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A user can supply specially crafted information to trigger a format string flaw in mod_auth_pgsql in the logging of information. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Only systems that mod_auth_pgsql installed and configured to perform user authentication against a PostgreSQL database are affected.

Red Hat credited iDEFENSE with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 6 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) mod_auth_pgsql Format String Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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