USN-79-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/10/2005 12:09 PM

New PostgreSQL packages are available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-79-1 February 10, 2005
postgresql vulnerabilities
CAN-2005-0244 CAN-2005-0245 CAN-2005-0246 CAN-2005-0247

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 7.4.5-3ubuntu0.4. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

The execution of custom PostgreSQL functions can be restricted with the EXECUTE privilege. However, previous versions did not check this privilege when executing a function which was part of an aggregate. As a result, any database user could circumvent the EXECUTE restriction of functions with a particular (but very common) parameter structure by creating an aggregate wrapper around the function. (CAN-2005-0244)

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in the SQL parser. These could be exploited by any database user to crash the PostgreSQL server or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the server. (CAN-2005-0245, CAN-2005-0247)

Finally, this update fixes a Denial of Service vulnerability of the contributed "intagg" module. By constructing specially crafted arrays, a database user was able to corrupt and crash the PostgreSQL server. (CAN-2005-0246).

Please note that this module is part of the "postgresql-contrib" package, which is not officially supported by Ubuntu.

Source archives:
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