2009-4136 | PostgreSQL index memory corruption (Bug 546321 / BID-37333)

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A vulnerability was found in PostgreSQL up to 8.2.10 (Database Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function index. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 12/14/2009 as Bug 546321 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-4136 since 12/01/2009. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is necessary for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68044 (Oracle Linux 5 : postgresql (ELSA-2010-0429)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155662 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for PostgreSQL (ELSA-2010-0427)).

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 1023326), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24415) and Tenable (68044). The entries 13593, 51723 and 51151 are pretty similar.



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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 68044
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 5 : postgresql (ELSA-2010-0429)
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OpenVAS ID: 66566
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Core 11 FEDORA-2009-13363 (postgresql)
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Advisory: Bug 546321
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-4136 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1023326 – PostgreSQL Index Function State Changing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 24415 – PostgreSQL Index Function Vulnerability Allows Remote Authenticated Attackers to Gain Privileges, Medium
SecurityFocus: 37333 – PostgreSQL Index Function Session State Modification Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 37663 – PostgreSQL SSL Certificate Processing and Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 61039 – PostgreSQL Index Function Session Manipulation Privilege Escalation
Vupen: ADV-2009-3519

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Updated: 08/28/2021 17:33
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