PostgreSQL data type information disclosure

postgresql-datatype-information-disclosure (32191) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

An unspecified vulnerability in PostgreSQL could allow a remote or local authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability when the data type in a table column is changed to crash the application and view database contents and other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PostgreSQL (7.3.13, 7.4.16, 8.0.11, 8.1.7, 8.2.2 or later), available from the PostgreSQL Web site. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-417-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux:
Refer to Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:037-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Sun Solaris:
Refer to Sun Alert ID: 102825 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200703-15 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Turbolinux:
Refer to TLSA-2007-10 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (postgresql):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0067 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (postgresql):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0068 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • PostgreSQL Web site: PostgreSQL: Security Information.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102825: Two Security Vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL May Allow Denial of Service or Information Leakage.
  • ASA-2007-107: Two Security Vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL May Allow Denial of Service or Information Leakage (Sun 102825)
  • ASA-2007-117: postgresql security update (RHSA-2007-0067)
  • BID-22387: PostgreSQL Information Disclosure and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-0556: The query planner in PostgreSQL before 8.0.11, 8.1 before 8.1.7, and 8.2 before 8.2.2 does not verify that a table is compatible with a previously made query plan
  • GLSA-200703-15: PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2007:037: Updated postgresql packages address multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2007:037-1: Updated postgresql packages address multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 33302: PostgreSQL Query Planner Table Compatibility Memory Access
  • RHSA-2007-0067: Moderate: postgresql security update
  • RHSA-2007-0068: Moderate: postgresql security update
  • SA24033: PostgreSQL Denial of Service and Information Disclosure
  • SA24315: Solaris PostgreSQL Denial of Service and Information Disclosure
  • SA24577: Avaya Products PostgreSQL Denial of Service and Information Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017597: PostgreSQL Data Type Check Bypass and Table Column Modification Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
  • SUSE-SR:2007:010: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • FreeBSD FreeBSD
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 1.0
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 1.01
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 1.02
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 1.09
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.0
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.1.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.2.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.3.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.3.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.4.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.4.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.5.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.5.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 6.5.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.0
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.0.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.0.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.0.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.1.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.1.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.1.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.2.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.10
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.11
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.12
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.13
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.14
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.15
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.16
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.17
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.18
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.10
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.11
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.12
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.13
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.14
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.15
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.16
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.10
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.2.1
  • RedHat Application Stack v1 for EL AS 4
  • RedHat Application Stack v1 for EL ES 4
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0
  • Sun Solaris 10
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Multimedia
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0

Reported:

Feb 05, 2007

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