PostgreSQL up to 9.0.18/9.1.14/9.2.9/9.3.5/9.4.0 printf Functions memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in PostgreSQL up to 9.0.18/9.1.14/9.2.9/9.3.5/9.4.0 (Database Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component printf Functions. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 02/05/2015 as News ID 1569 as confirmed news (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-0242 since 11/18/2014. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82363 (Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDVSA-2015:110)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Mandriva Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350210 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for postgresql92: ALAS-2015-492).

Upgrading to version 9.0.19, 9.1.15, 9.2.10, 9.3.6 or 9.4.1 eliminates this vulnerability. The news contains the following remark:

This vulnerability was fixed on non-Windows platforms in the prior update releases.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (100778) and Tenable (82363).






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 82363
Nessus Name: Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDVSA-2015:110)
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OpenVAS Name: Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2015-492
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Upgrade: PostgreSQL 9.0.19/9.1.15/9.2.10/9.3.6/9.4.1


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Advisory: News ID 1569
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-0242 (🔍)
X-Force: 100778 - PostgreSQL buffer overflow, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1031742
Vulnerability Center: 52645 - PostgreSQL Remote Code Execution via a Crafted Request, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74174


Created: 02/11/2015 09:10 AM
Updated: 03/09/2022 02:49 AM
Changes: 02/11/2015 09:10 AM (62), 12/23/2017 01:14 PM (8), 03/09/2022 02:34 AM (2), 03/09/2022 02:41 AM (18), 03/09/2022 02:49 AM (1)
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