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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
PostgreSQL Index Function State Changing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023326
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023326
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4136   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 15 2009
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges on the target database.

A remote authenticated user can invoke certain index functions and execute them with super user privileges.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges on the target database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.4.27, 8.0.23, 8.1.19, 8.2.15, 8.3.9, 8.4.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.1170

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/about/news.1170 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 28 2009 (Sun Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Index Function State Changing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Sun has issued a fix for OpenSolaris.
May 19 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Index Function State Changing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
May 20 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Index Function State Changing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
May 20 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Index Function State Changing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.



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