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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0922

PostgreSQL before 8.3.7, 8.2.13, 8.1.17, 8.0.21, and 7.4.25 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) by triggering a failure in the conversion of a localized error message to a client-specified encoding, as demonstrated using mismatched encoding conversion requests.
Publish Date : 2009-03-17 Last Update Date : 2018-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via: and in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-02-27 2009-02-27
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-0922 unix
ELSA-2009:1484: postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22642 unix
PostgreSQL before 8.3.7, 8.2.13, 8.1.17, 8.0.21, and 7.4.25 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of servi... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10874 unix
RHSA-2009:1484 -- postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28941 unix
RHSA-2009:1484: postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091484 unix
Security Vulnerability in PostgreSQL Shipped with Solaris may Allow a Denial of Service (DoS) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6252 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0922

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Postgresql Postgresql 7.4.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Postgresql Postgresql 8.0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Postgresql Postgresql 8.1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Postgresql Postgresql 8.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Postgresql Postgresql 8.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Postgresql Postgresql 5

- References For CVE-2009-0922 CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:009
VUPEN ADV-2009-1316
VUPEN ADV-2009-0767
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1067
BUGTRAQ 20090519 rPSA-2009-0086-1 postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-server
BID 34090 PostgreSQL Conversion Encoding Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2012-07-02
MLIST [oss-security] 20090311 CVE request -- postgresql
MLIST [pgsql-bugs] 20090227 Re: BUG #4680: Server crashed if using wrong (mismatch) conversion functions CONFIRM
MLIST [pgsql-bugs] 20090227 BUG #4680: Server crashed if using wrong (mismatch) conversion functions

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0922

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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