CentOS Update for postgresql CESA-2008:0038 centos4 i386

Published: 2009-02-27 08:02:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
Check for the Version of postgresql

Affected Versions:
postgresql on CentOS 4

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS). The postgresql Linux Distribution Packages include the client programs and libraries needed to access a PostgreSQL DBMS server. Will Drewry discovered multiple flaws in PostgreSQL's regular expression engine. An authenticated attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service by causing the PostgreSQL server to crash, enter an infinite loop, or use extensive CPU and memory resources while processing queries containing specially crafted regular expressions. Applications that accept regular expressions from untrusted sources may expose this problem to unauthorized attackers. (CVE-2007-4769, CVE-2007-4772, CVE-2007-6067) A privilege escalation flaw was discovered in PostgreSQL. An authenticated attacker could create an index function that would be executed with administrator privileges during database maintenance tasks, such as database vacuuming. (CVE-2007-6600) A privilege escalation flaw was discovered in PostgreSQL's Database Link library (dblink). An authenticated attacker could use dblink to possibly escalate privileges on systems with " trust" or " ident" authentication configured. Please note that dblink functionality is not enabled by default, and can only by enabled by a database administrator on systems with the postgresql-contrib Linux Distribution Package installed. (CVE-2007-3278, CVE-2007-6601) All postgresql users should upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which include PostgreSQL 7.4.19 and 8.1.11, and resolve these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-3278
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-4769
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-4772
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6067
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6600
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6601

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/014604.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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