Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Postgres lpad() rpad() Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Free InsightVM Trial No credit card necessary
Watch Demo See how it all works
Back to Search

Postgres lpad() rpad() Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/24/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Buffer overflows in PostgreSQL 7.2 allow attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via long arguments to the functions (1) lpad or (2) rpad.

Solution(s)

  • postgres-upgrade-7_2_2

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;