Security Advisory – Buffer Overflow vulnerability in the GaussDB

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Headline: Security Advisory – Buffer Overflow vulnerability in the GaussDB


The GaussDB has a buffer overflow vulnerability due to the lack of input validation on some parameters. An authenticated attacker on the LAN can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition in the affected system. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-04112)


This vulnerability has been
assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2713.


Huawei has released software updates to fix this
vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:


http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20170420-01-gaussdb-en


Successful exploit could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition in the affected system.


This
vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:


1. An attacker could access the GaussDB on the LAN.



Vulnerability
details:


The GaussDB has a buffer overflow vulnerability due to the lack of input validation on some parameters. An authenticated attacker on the LAN can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition in the affected system.


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