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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:314

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2003:314.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system

Two bugs that can lead to buffer overflows have been found in the
PostgreSQL abstract data type to ASCII conversion routines. A remote
attacker who is able to influence the data passed to the to_ascii functions
may be able to execute arbitrary code in the context of the PostgreSQL
server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the name CVE-2003-0901 to these issues.

In addition, a bug that can lead to leaks has been found in the string to
timestamp abstract data type conversion routine. If the input string to
the to_timestamp() routine is shorter than what the template string is
expecting, the routine will run off the end of the input string, resulting
in a leak and unstable behaviour.

Users of PostgreSQL are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch that corrects these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 8741
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0901
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:784
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLSA-2003:772
Debian Security Information: DSA-397 (Google Search)
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