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RHSA-2005:150: postgresql security update

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RHSA-2005:150: postgresql security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/01/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated PostgreSQL packages to fix various security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1AS. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS). A flaw in the LOAD command in PostgreSQL was discovered. A local user could use this flaw to load arbitrary shared libraries and therefore execute arbitrary code, gaining the privileges of the PostgreSQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0227 to this issue. Multiple buffer overflows were found in PL/PgSQL. A database user who has permissions to create plpgsql functions could trigger this flaw which could lead to arbitrary code execution, gaining the privileges of the PostgreSQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2005-0245 and CAN-2005-0247 to these issues. Users of PostgreSQL are advised to update to these erratum packages which are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

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

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