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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2657-1 (postgresql-8.4 - guessable random numbers)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

8.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

A vulnerability was discovered in PostgreSQL database server. Random numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user to guess.

Affected Software

Affected Software

postgresql-8.4 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.17-0squeeze1. For the testing (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), postgresql-8.4 packages have been removed. In those, this problem has been fixed in postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0wheezy1 (wheezy), and 9.1.9-1 (sid) respectively. Note: postgresql-8.4 in Squeeze is not affected by CVE-2013-1899 (database files corruption) and CVE-2013-1901 (unprivileged user can interfere with in-progress backups). We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.4 packages.

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