Debian: DSA-4029-1: postgresql-common security update

    Date09 Nov 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the pg_ctlcluster, pg_createcluster and pg_upgradecluster commands handled symbolic links insecurely which could result in local denial of service by overwriting arbitrary files.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4029-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 09, 2017                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postgresql-common
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-8806
    
    It was discovered that the pg_ctlcluster, pg_createcluster and
    pg_upgradecluster commands handled symbolic links insecurely which could
    result in local denial of service by overwriting arbitrary files.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 165+deb8u3.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 181+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-common 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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