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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0479
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:0479.

Perl DBI is a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for
the Perl language. perl-DBD-Pg allows Perl applications to access
PostgreSQL database servers.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the pg_getline function
implementation. If the pg_getline or getline functions read large,
untrusted records from a database, it could cause an application using
these functions to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

Note: After installing this update, pg_getline may return more data than
specified by its second argument, as this argument will be ignored. This is
consistent with current upstream behavior. Previously, the length limit
(the second argument) was not enforced, allowing a buffer overflow.

A memory leak flaw was found in the function performing the de-quoting of
BYTEA type values acquired from a database. An attacker able to cause an
application using perl-DBD-Pg to perform a large number of SQL queries
returning BYTEA records, could cause the application to use excessive
amounts of memory or, possibly, crash. (CVE-2009-1341)

All users of perl-DBD-Pg are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported patches to fix these issues. Applications using
perl-DBD-Pg must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-0663
BugTraq ID: 34755
Debian Security Information: DSA-1780 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:012 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: libdbdpgperl-unspecified-bo(50467)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-1341
BugTraq ID: 34757
XForce ISS Database: libdbdpgperl-dequotebytea-dos(50387)
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