Ubuntu 1461-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

    Date05 Jun 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    PostgreSQL could be made to crash or incorrectly handle authentication.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1461-1
    June 05, 2012
    
    postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    PostgreSQL could be made to crash or incorrectly handle authentication.
    
    Software Description:
    - postgresql-9.1: Object-relational SQL database
    - postgresql-8.4: Object-relational SQL database
    - postgresql-8.3: Object-relational SQL database
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain bytes passed
    to the crypt() function when using DES encryption. An attacker could use
    this flaw to incorrectly handle authentication. (CVE-2012-2143)
    
    It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled SECURITY DEFINER and
    SET attributes on procedural call handlers. An attacker could use this flaw
    to cause PostgreSQL to crash, leading to a denial of service.
    (CVE-2012-2655)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      postgresql-9.1                  9.1.4-0ubuntu12.04
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      postgresql-9.1                  9.1.4-0ubuntu11.10
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      postgresql-8.4                  8.4.12-0ubuntu11.04
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      postgresql-8.4                  8.4.12-0ubuntu10.04
    
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      postgresql-8.3                  8.3.19-0ubuntu8.04
    
    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
    fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1461-1
      CVE-2012-2143, CVE-2012-2655
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.1/9.1.4-0ubuntu12.04
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.1/9.1.4-0ubuntu11.10
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-8.4/8.4.12-0ubuntu11.04
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-8.4/8.4.12-0ubuntu10.04
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-8.3/8.3.19-0ubuntu8.04
    
    
    
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