Debian Security Advisory DSA 1460-1 (postgresql-8.1)

Published: 2008-01-31 15:11:48
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201460-1

Technical Details:
Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in PostgreSQL, an object-relational SQL database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2007-3278 It was discovered that the DBLink module performed insufficient credential validation. This issue is also tracked as CVE-2007-6601, since the initial upstream fix was incomplete. CVE-2007-4769 Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered that a bug in the handling of back-references inside the regular expressions engine could lead to an out of bands read, resulting in a crash. This constitutes only a security problem if an application using ProgreSQL processes regular expressions from untrusted sources. CVE-2007-4772 Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered that the optimizer for regular expression could be tricked into an infinite loop, resulting in denial of service. This constitutes only a security problem if an application using ProgreSQL processes regular expressions from untrusted sources. CVE-2007-6067 Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered that the optimizer for regular expression could be tricked massive ressource consumption. This constitutes only a security problem if an application using ProgreSQL processes regular expressions from untrusted sources. CVE-2007-6600 Functions in index expressions could lead to privilege escalation. For a more in depth explanation please see the upstream announce available at http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.905. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 8.2.6-1 of postgresql-8.2. For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version postgresql-8.1 8.1.11-0etch1. The old stable distribution (sarge), doesn't contain postgresql-8.1. We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.1 (8.1.11-0etch1) Linux Distribution Package.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to postgresql-8.1 announced via advisory DSA 1460-1.

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

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2008-01-31
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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