2009-2940 | pygresql Python PQescapeStringConn Remote Code Execution (SA37046 / 44776)

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A vulnerability has been found in pygresql 3.8.1/4.0 and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects the function PQescapeStringConn of the component Python. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/14/2009 (Website). The advisory is available at debian.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2009-2940 since 08/23/2009. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44776 (Debian DSA-1911-1 : pygresql – missing escape function), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-24373) and Tenable (44776).


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 44776
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1911-1 : pygresql – missing escape function
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OpenVAS ID: 66055
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1911-1 (pygresql)
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08/24/2021 +2351 days 🔍Advisory: debian.org
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CVE: CVE-2009-2940 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 24373 – Python pygresql Module 3.8.1 and 4.0 Remote SQL Injection Vulnerability via Character Encodings, High
Secunia: 37046 – Debian update for pygresql, Not Critical
OSVDB: 59028 – pygresql for Python PQescapeStringConn() Function Character Escaping Weakness

Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/24/2021 09:51
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