Ubuntu 3589-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

    Date06 Mar 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    6278
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    PostgreSQL could be made to execute arbitrary code.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3589-1
    March 06, 2018
    
    postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    PostgreSQL could be made to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Software Description:
    - postgresql-9.6: Object-relational SQL database
    - postgresql-9.5: Object-relational SQL database
    - postgresql-9.3: Object-relational SQL database
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain settings.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      postgresql-9.6                  9.6.8-0ubuntu0.17.10
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      postgresql-9.5                  9.5.12-0ubuntu0.16.04
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      postgresql-9.3                  9.3.22-0ubuntu0.14.04
    
    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
    fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart PostgreSQL to
    make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3589-1
      CVE-2018-1058, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1752271
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.6/9.6.8-0ubuntu0.17.10
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.5/9.5.12-0ubuntu0.16.04
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.3/9.3.22-0ubuntu0.14.04
    
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