DSA-2157-1: PostgreSQL security update
Posted on: 02/04/2011 08:49 AM

A PostgreSQL security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2157-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
February 03, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.0
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2010-4015

It was discovered that PostgreSQL's intarray contrib module does not
properly handle integers with a large number of digits, leading to a
server crash and potentially arbitary code execution.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.3.14-0lenny1 of the postgresql-8.3 package.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.7-0squeeze1 of the postgresql-8.4 package.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.7-1 of the postgresql-8.4 package and version 9.0.3-1 of
the postgresql-9.0 package.

The updates also include reliability improvements; for details see the
respective changelogs.

We recommend that you upgrade your PostgreSQL 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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