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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201204-08

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201204-08
Posted Apr 18, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201204-8 - Two format string vulnerabilities have been found in the Perl DBD-Pg module, allowing a remote PostgreSQL servers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.19.0 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, perl, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-1151
SHA-256 | bce5c31bb6b3eebc314508e6cb57e1a6a149a177ea49029bb3e039ea69959c01

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201204-08

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Severity: Normal
Title: Perl DBD-Pg Module: Arbitrary code execution
Date: April 17, 2012
Bugs: #407549
ID: 201204-08

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Synopsis
========

Two format string vulnerabilities have been found in the Perl DBD-Pg
module, allowing a remote PostgreSQL servers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

DBD-Pg is a PostgreSQL interface module for Perl.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-perl/DBD-Pg < 2.19.0 >= 2.19.0

Description
===========

Format string vulnerabilities have been found in the the "pg_warn()"
and "dbd_st_prepare()" functions in dbdimp.c.

Impact
======

A remote PostgreSQL server could send specially crafted database
warnings or DBD statements, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All users of the Perl DBD-Pg module should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/DBD-Pg-2.19.0"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-1151
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1151

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201204-08.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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