Debian: DSA-2418-1: postgresql-8.4 security update

    Date27 Feb 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in PostgreSQL, an object-relational SQL database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2418-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    February 27, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postgresql-8.4
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0866 CVE-2012-0867 CVE-2012-0868
    
    Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in PostgreSQL, an 
    object-relational SQL database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2012-0866
    
       It was discovered that the permissions of a function called by a 
       trigger are not checked. This could result in privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2012-0867
    
       It was discovered that only the first 32 characters of a host name 
       are checked when validating host names through SSL certificates. 
       This could result in spoofing the connection in limited 
       circumstances.
    
    CVE-2012-0868
    
       It was discovered that pg_dump did not sanitise object names.
       This could result in arbitrary SQL command execution if a
       malformed dump file is opened.   
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 8.4.11-0squeeze1. 
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 8.4.11-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.4 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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