2009-4034 | PostgreSQL cryptographic issues (BID-37334 / SA37663)

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A vulnerability has been found in PostgreSQL up to 8.2.10 (Database Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-310. As an impact it is known to affect integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 12/14/2009 by Dan Kaminsky (Moxie Marlinspike) (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at postgresql.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-4034 since 11/20/2009. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1600 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 52689 (SuSE 11 Security Update : PostgreSQL (SAT Patch Number 1766)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165248 (SUSE Security Update for Multiple Packages (SUSE-SR:2010:001)).

Upgrading to version 8.2.11 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1023325), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24414) and Tenable (52689). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 51649, 51617, 51613 and 51612.



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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

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Class: Weak encryption
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 52689
Nessus Name: SuSE 11 Security Update : PostgreSQL (SAT Patch Number 1766)
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OpenVAS ID: 66566
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Core 11 FEDORA-2009-13363 (postgresql)
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Advisory: postgresql.org
Researcher: Dan Kaminsky (Moxie Marlinspike)
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CVE: CVE-2009-4034 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1023325 – PostgreSQL NULL Character Flaw in Certificate Processing Lets Remote Users Spoof Certficiates
Vulnerability Center: 24414 – PostgreSQL Common Name Field x27\0x27 Character in SSL Certificate Security Bypass Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 37334 – PostgreSQL NULL Character CA SSL Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 37663 – PostgreSQL SSL Certificate Processing and Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 61038 – PostgreSQL SSL Certificate Authority (CA) Null Byte Handling MiTM Weakness
Vupen: ADV-2009-3519

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Updated: 08/28/2021 17:26
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