PostgreSQL Updates for Debian
Posted on: 04/04/2013 09:19 PM

The following security updates has been released for Debian: [SECURITY] [DSA 2658-1] postgresql-9.1 security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2657-1] postgresql-8.4 security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2658-1] postgresql-9.1 security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2658-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
April 04, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : postgresql-9.1
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1899 CVE-2013-1900 CVE-2013-1901
Debian Bug : 704479

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL database server.

CVE-2013-1899

Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi of NTT Open Source Software Center
discovered that it was possible for a connection request containing a
database name that begins with "-" to be crafted that can damage or destroy
files within a server's data directory. Anyone with access to the port the
PostgreSQL server listens on can initiate this request.

CVE-2013-1900

Random numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for
another database user to guess.

CVE-2013-1901

An unprivileged user could run commands that could interfere with
in-progress backups

For the stable distribution (squeeze), postgresql-9.1 is not available.
DSA-2657-1 has been released for CVE-2013-1900 affecting posgresql-8.4.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 9.1.9-0wheezy1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 9.1.9-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-9.1 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

[SECURITY] [DSA 2657-1] postgresql-8.4 security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2657-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
April 04, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : postgresql-8.4
Vulnerability : guessable random numbers
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1900

A vulnerability was discovered in PostgreSQL database server. Random numbers
generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user
to guess.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.17-0squeeze1.

For the testing (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), postgresql-8.4
packages have been removed; in those, this problem has been fixed in
postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0wheezy1 (wheezy), and 9.1.9-1 (sid) respectively.

NOTE: postgresql-8.4 in Squeeze is not affected by CVE-2013-1899 (database
files corruption) and CVE-2013-1901 (unprivileged user can interfere with
in-progress backups).

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.4 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/





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