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CentOS Update for postgresql CESA-2012:0678 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'postgresql' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS). The pg_dump utility inserted object names literally into comments in the SQL script it produces. An unprivileged database user could create an object whose name includes a newline followed by an SQL command. This SQL command might then be executed by a privileged user during later restore of the backup dump, allowing privilege escalation. (CVE-2012-0868) When configured to do SSL certificate verification, PostgreSQL only checked the first 31 characters of the certificate's Common Name field. Depending on the configuration, this could allow an attacker to impersonate a server or a client using a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority issued for a different name. (CVE-2012-0867) CREATE TRIGGER did not do a permissions check on the trigger function to be called. This could possibly allow an authenticated database user to call a privileged trigger function on data of their choosing. (CVE-2012-0866) These updated packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.11, which fixes these issues as well as several data-corruption issues and lesser non-security issues. Refer to the linked PostgreSQL Release Notes for a full list of changes. All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

Affected Software

Affected Software

postgresql on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

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