GLSA 200703-15 PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/19/2007 02:05 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 16, 2007
Bugs: #165482
ID: 200703-15

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Synopsis
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PostgreSQL contains two vulnerabilities that could result in a Denial
of Service or unauthorized access to certain information.

Background
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PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database management
system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/postgresql lt; 8.0.11 gt;= 8.0.11
*gt;= 7.4.16
*gt;= 7.3.13

Description
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PostgreSQL does not correctly check the data types of the SQL function
arguments under unspecified circumstances nor the format of the
provided tables in the query planner.

Impact
======

A remote authenticated attacker could send specially crafted queries to
the server that could result in a server crash and possibly the
unauthorized reading of some database content or arbitrary memory.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-db/postgresql"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0555
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0555
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-0556
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0556

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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