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VMware vFabric Postgres security updates

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2013-0005
Synopsis: VMware vFabric Postgres security updates
Issue date: 2013-04-04
Updated on: 2013-04-04 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2013-1899, CVE-2013-1900, CVE-2013-1901
1. Summary

VMware vFabric Postgres releases address several security vulnerabilities

2. Relevant Releases

VMware vFabric Postgres 9.2.2 and earlier
VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1.6 and earlier

3. Problem Description
a. VMware vFabric Postgres security vulnerabilities

VMware vFabric Postgres has been updated to resolve several security issues that were found to be present in Postgres.

The most serious of these issues, CVE-2013-1899, allows for remote deletion of files from the vFabric Postgres data directory. In case vFabric Postgres is not listening for external incoming traffic the issue cannot be exploited  remotely.


Disallowing incoming external traffic will mitigate the issue for CVE-2013-1899. Details can be found in

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the names CVE-2013-1899, CVE-2013-1900 and CVE-2013-1901 to these issues.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with /
Product Version on Apply Patch
vFabric Postgres
9.2.x any 9.2.4
vFabric Postgres
9.1.x any 9.1.9
6. Change log

2013-04-04 VMSA-2013-0005
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1.9 and VMware vFabric Postgres 9.2.4 on 2013-04-04.

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