Debian: DSA-3646-1: postgresql-9.4 security update

    Date11 Aug 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system. CVE-2016-5423
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3646-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    August 11, 2016                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postgresql-9.4
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-5423 CVE-2016-5424
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL
    database system.
    
    CVE-2016-5423
    
        Karthikeyan Jambu Rajaraman discovered that nested CASE-WHEN
        expressions are not properly evaluated, potentially leading to a
        crash or allowing to disclose portions of server memory.
    
    CVE-2016-5424
    
        Nathan Bossart discovered that special characters in database and
        role names are not properly handled, potentially leading to the
        execution of commands with superuser privileges, when a superuser
        executes pg_dumpall or other routine maintenance operations.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 9.4.9-0+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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