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CESA-2003:314: postgresql security update

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CESA-2003:314: postgresql security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/03/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated PostgreSQL packages that correct a buffer overflow in the to_ascii routines are now available.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS). Two bugs that can lead to buffer overflows have been found in the PostgreSQL abstract data type to ASCII conversion routines. A remote attacker who is able to influence the data passed to the to_ascii functions may be able to execute arbitrary code in the context of the PostgreSQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0901 to these issues. In addition, a bug that can lead to leaks has been found in the string to timestamp abstract data type conversion routine. If the input string to the to_timestamp() routine is shorter than what the template string is expecting, the routine will run off the end of the input string, resulting in a leak and unstable behaviour. Users of PostgreSQL are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-postgresql
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-contrib
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-devel
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-docs
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-jdbc
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-libs
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-odbc
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-perl
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-python
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-server
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-tcl
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-test
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-tk

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