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PostgreSQL "xml_parse()" and "xslt_process()" Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2012-08-17    Views:  3,045

Secunia Advisory SA50218

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in PostgreSQL, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose certain sensitive information and compromise a user's system.

1) An error within the "xml_parse()" function when parsing DTD data within XML documents can be exploited to read arbitrary files.

2) An error within the "xslt_process()" function when parsing XSLT style sheets can be exploited to e.g. create or overwrite arbitrary files.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 9.1.5, 9.0.9, 8.4.13, and 8.3.20.


Solution:
Update to version 9.1.5, 9.0.9, 8.4.13, or 8.3.20.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1407/
http://www.postgresql.org/support/security/

Deep Links:
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