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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-08 ] PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200502-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote and local
Date: February 07, 2005
Updated: June 26, 2007
Bug(s): #80342
ID: 200502-08

Synopsis

PostgreSQL contains several vulnerabilities which could lead to execution of arbitrary code, Denial of Service and security bypass.

Background

PostgreSQL is a SQL compliant, open source object-relational database management system.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/postgresql
Vulnerable: < 7.3.10
Vulnerable: < 7.4.7
Vulnerable: < 8.0.1
Unaffected: = 7.3*
Unaffected: = 7.4*
Unaffected: >= 8.0.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

PostgreSQL's contains several vulnerabilities:
  • John Heasman discovered that the LOAD extension is vulnerable to local privilege escalation (CAN-2005-0227).
  • It is possible to bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions (CAN-2005-0244).
  • The PL/PgSQL parser is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0244).
  • The intagg contrib module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (CAN-2005-0246).


Impact

An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the PostgreSQL server, bypass security restrictions and crash the server.

Workaround

There is no know workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql


References

PostgreSQL Announcement
CAN-2005-0227
CAN-2005-0244
CAN-2005-0245
CAN-2005-0246


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