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CentOS Update for postgresql84 CESA-2010:0742 centos5 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'postgresql84' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS). PL/Perl and PL/Tcl allow users to write PostgreSQL functions in the Perl and Tcl languages. The PostgreSQL SECURITY DEFINER parameter, which can be used when creating a new PostgreSQL function, specifies that the function will be executed with the privileges of the user that created it. It was discovered that a user could utilize the features of the PL/Perl and PL/Tcl languages to modify the behavior of a SECURITY DEFINER function created by a different user. If the PL/Perl or PL/Tcl language was used to implement a SECURITY DEFINER function, an authenticated database user could use a PL/Perl or PL/Tcl script to modify the behavior of that function during subsequent calls in the same session. This would result in the modified or injected code also being executed with the privileges of the user who created the SECURITY DEFINER function, possibly leading to privilege escalation. (CVE-2010-3433) For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, the updated postgresql packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 7.4.30. Refer to the linked PostgreSQL Release Notes for a list of changes. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the updated postgresql packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.1.22, and the updated postgresql84 packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.5. Refer to the linked PostgreSQL Release Notes for a list of changes. All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

Affected Software

Affected Software

postgresql84 on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)