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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
PostgreSQL Encoding Conversion Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021860
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021860
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0922   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 18 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.3.6, 8.2.12, 8.1.16. 8.0.20, and 7.4.24
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 trigger a stack memory consumption error and cause the target service to terminate connections.

The original report is available at:

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2009-02/msg00172.php

Denis Afonin reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause temporary denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.3.7, 8.2.13, 8.1.17, 8.0.21, and 7.4.25).
Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 15 2009 (Sun Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Encoding Conversion Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris.
May 26 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Encoding Conversion Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack.
Oct 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Encoding Conversion Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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