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    Debian: DSA-2657-1: postgresql-8.4 security update

    Date 04 Apr 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability was discovered in PostgreSQL database server. Random numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user to guess.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2657-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                         Giuseppe Iuculano
    April 04, 2013                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postgresql-8.4
    Vulnerability  : guessable random numbers
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1900
    
    A vulnerability was discovered in PostgreSQL database server. Random numbers
    generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user
    to guess.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 8.4.17-0squeeze1.
    
    For the testing (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), postgresql-8.4
    packages have been removed; in those, this problem has been fixed in
    postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0wheezy1 (wheezy), and 9.1.9-1 (sid) respectively.
    
    NOTE: postgresql-8.4 in Squeeze is not affected by CVE-2013-1899 (database
    files corruption) and CVE-2013-1901 (unprivileged user can interfere with
    in-progress backups).
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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