Debian: DSA-3476-1: postgresql-9.4 security update

    Date13 Feb 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system. CVE-2016-0766
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3476-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    	
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    February 13, 2016                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postgresql-9.4
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-0766 CVE-2016-0773
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL
    database system.
    
    CVE-2016-0766
    
        A privilege escalation vulnerability for users of PL/Java was
        discovered. Certain custom configuration settings (GUCs) for PL/Java
        will now be modifiable only by the database superuser to mitigate
        this issue.
    
    CVE-2016-0773
    
        Tom Lane and Greg Stark discovered a flaw in the way PostgreSQL
        processes specially crafted regular expressions. Very large
        character ranges in bracket expressions could cause infinite
        loops or memory overwrites. A remote attacker can exploit this
        flaw to cause a denial of service or, potentially, to execute
        arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 9.4.6-0+deb8u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-9.4 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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