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RHSA-2011:0198: postgresql84 security update

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RHSA-2011:0198: postgresql84 security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/01/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/10/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system(DBMS).A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PostgreSQLprocessed certain tokens from an SQL query when the intarray module wasenabled on a particular database. An authenticated database user running aspecially-crafted SQL query could use this flaw to cause a temporary denialof service (postgres daemon crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary codewith the privileges of the database server. (CVE-2010-4015)Red Hat would like to thank Geoff Keating of the Apple Product Securityteam for reporting this issue.These updated postgresql84 packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.7.Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a full list of changes:http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release.htmlAll PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,which correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it will beautomatically restarted after installing this update.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-contrib
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-docs
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-libs
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-plperl
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-plpython
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-pltcl
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-python
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-server
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-tcl
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-test

References

  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-contrib
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-docs
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-libs
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-plperl
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-plpython
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-pltcl
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-python
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-server
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-tcl
  • redhat-upgrade-postgresql84-test

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