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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 201204-08 ] Perl DBD-Pg Module: Arbitrary code execution
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:48:14 -0400
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201204-08
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  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
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[ 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@g.o 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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