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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
PostgreSQL Processing Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017115
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017115
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5540, CVE-2006-5541, CVE-2006-5542   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 2 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 25 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1.x prior to 8.1.5, 8.0 prior to 8.0.9, 7.4.x prior to 7.4.14, 7.3.x prior to 7.3.16
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

The system does not properly process ANYARRAY types, UPDATE commands, and duration logging messages for a V3-protocol Execute message. A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to cause the target service to crash.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (8.1.5, 8.0.9, 7.4.14, 7.3.16).

The PostgreSQL advisory is available at:

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.664

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/about/news.664 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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