Rule Category

SERVER-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in a server in the network.

Alert Message

SERVER-OTHER PostgreSQL interval stack buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to trigger a stack based buffer overflow with a malicious SQL statement is sent to PostgreSQL Impact: Potential code execution Details: The stack buffer overflow is triggered with a malicious interval select statement where the result of that calculation exceeds the destination buffer. Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in PostgreSQL before 8.4.20, 9.0.x before 9.0.16, 9.1.x before 9.1.12, 9.2.x before 9.2.7, and 9.3.x before 9.3.3 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to an incorrect MAXDATELEN constant and datetime values involving (1) intervals, (2) timestamps, or (3) timezones, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-0065.
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score6.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score8.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access VectorNETWORK
AuthenticationSINGLE Ease of AccessLOW