RedHat: Critical: mod_auth_pgsql security update

    Date17 Jan 2006
    CategoryRed Hat
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated mod_auth_pgsql packages that fix format string security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

    
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    Red Hat Security Advisory
    
    Synopsis: Critical: mod_auth_pgsql security update
    Advisory ID: RHSA-2006:0164-01
    Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0164.html
    Issue date: 2006-01-05
    Updated on: 2006-01-05
    Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    CVE Names: CVE-2005-3656
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    1. Summary:
    
    Updated mod_auth_pgsql packages that fix format string security issues are
    now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
    
    This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
    Hat Security Response Team.
    
    2. Relevant releases/architectures:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
    Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    
    3. Problem description:
    
    The mod_auth_pgsql package is an httpd module that allows user
    authentication against information stored in a PostgreSQL database.
    
    Several format string flaws were found in the way mod_auth_pgsql logs
    information. It may be possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
    code as the 'apache' user if mod_auth_pgsql is used for user
    authentication. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned
    the name CVE-2005-3656 to this issue.
    
    Please note that this issue only affects servers which have mod_auth_pgsql
    installed and configured to perform user authentication against a
    PostgreSQL database.
    
    All users of mod_auth_pgsql should upgrade to these updated packages, which
    contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
    
    This issue does not affect the mod_auth_pgsql package supplied with Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux 2.1.
    
    Red Hat would like to thank iDefense for reporting this issue.
    
    4. Solution:
    
    Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
    relevant to your system have been applied.
    
    This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
    launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
    
    up2date
    
    This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
    RPMs being upgraded on your system.
    
    5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
    
    177042 - CVE-2005-3656 mod_auth_pgsql format string issue
    
    
    6. RPMs required:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    78d123ce4dd88d2b473f3def9d1f78d8 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    416d662759b7e9a6cac6db24813cadf9 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    4a72fdbf3b94d7d1891e66d8465a5798 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.ia64.rpm
    
    ppc:
    7b319bd7a03d74b6337b259f96950e8c mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.ppc.rpm
    
    s390:
    c989ef09e9c107cd05e9ca4e75bbc789 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.s390.rpm
    
    s390x:
    476139795bf63306aaf2d478fb471982 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.s390x.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    cb2bd4600e4fab1ffc7e2b1fbb2a6dfb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Desktop version 3:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    78d123ce4dd88d2b473f3def9d1f78d8 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    416d662759b7e9a6cac6db24813cadf9 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.i386.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    cb2bd4600e4fab1ffc7e2b1fbb2a6dfb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    78d123ce4dd88d2b473f3def9d1f78d8 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    416d662759b7e9a6cac6db24813cadf9 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    4a72fdbf3b94d7d1891e66d8465a5798 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    cb2bd4600e4fab1ffc7e2b1fbb2a6dfb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    78d123ce4dd88d2b473f3def9d1f78d8 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    416d662759b7e9a6cac6db24813cadf9 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    4a72fdbf3b94d7d1891e66d8465a5798 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    cb2bd4600e4fab1ffc7e2b1fbb2a6dfb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-4.ent.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    2a46d8268d1d434ed8ec089bf83e62bd mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    19b586cf092086566de31c883b116f8f mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    90ca4b0d4160b78edda12d3d300bc2bb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.ia64.rpm
    
    ppc:
    514eea209095325a9d0c4acb6c1a181f mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.ppc.rpm
    
    s390:
    9c32645c2f524537233212c532e6d0a7 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.s390.rpm
    
    s390x:
    7eef05e02885fad7fb86485fe2b46630 mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.s390x.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    542f993464e75b8e6370c453e1dc8c7d mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    2a46d8268d1d434ed8ec089bf83e62bd mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    19b586cf092086566de31c883b116f8f mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.i386.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    542f993464e75b8e6370c453e1dc8c7d mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    2a46d8268d1d434ed8ec089bf83e62bd mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    19b586cf092086566de31c883b116f8f mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    90ca4b0d4160b78edda12d3d300bc2bb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    542f993464e75b8e6370c453e1dc8c7d mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    2a46d8268d1d434ed8ec089bf83e62bd mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    19b586cf092086566de31c883b116f8f mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    90ca4b0d4160b78edda12d3d300bc2bb mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    542f993464e75b8e6370c453e1dc8c7d mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-7.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
    details on how to verify the signature are available from
    https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package
    
    7. References:
    
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3656
    
    8. Contact:
    
    The Red Hat security contact is . More contact
    details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
    
    Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc. 
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