Ubuntu 1717-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

    Date12 Feb 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    PostgreSQL could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1717-1
    February 12, 2013
    
    postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    PostgreSQL could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - postgresql-9.1: Object-relational SQL database
    - postgresql-8.4: Object-relational SQL database
    - postgresql-8.3: Object-relational SQL database
    
    Details:
    
    Sumit Soni discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled calling a certain
    internal function with invalid arguments. An authenticated attacker could
    use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of
    service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      postgresql-9.1                  9.1.8-0ubuntu12.10
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      postgresql-9.1                  9.1.8-0ubuntu12.04
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      postgresql-9.1                  9.1.8-0ubuntu11.10
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      postgresql-8.4                  8.4.16-0ubuntu10.04
    
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      postgresql-8.3                  8.3.23-0ubuntu8.04
    
    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-1717-1
      CVE-2013-0255
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.1/9.1.8-0ubuntu12.10
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.1/9.1.8-0ubuntu12.04
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.1/9.1.8-0ubuntu11.10
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-8.4/8.4.16-0ubuntu10.04
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-8.3/8.3.23-0ubuntu8.04
    
    
    
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