Debian: DSA-2340-1: postgresql security update

    Date07 Nov 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    magnum discovered that the blowfish password hashing used amongst others in PostgreSQL contained a weakness that would give passwords with 8 bit characters the same hash as weaker equivalents.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2340-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    November 7, 2011                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.0
    Vulnerability  : weak password hashing
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2483 
    Debian Bug     : 631285
    
    magnum discovered that the blowfish password hashing used amongst
    others in PostgreSQL contained a weakness that would give passwords
    with 8 bit characters the same hash as weaker equivalents.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    postgresql-8.3 version 8.3.16-0lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    postgresql-8.4 version 8.4.9-0squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
    this problem has been fixed in postgresql-8.4 version 8.4.9-1,
    postgresql-9.0 9.0.5-1 and postgresql-9.1 9.1~rc1-1.
    
    The updates also include reliability improvements, originally scheduled
    for inclusion into the next point release; for details see the respective
    changelogs.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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