Debian Security Advisory DSA 2658-1 (postgresql-9.1 - several vulnerabilities)

Published: 2013-04-03 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Affected Versions:
postgresql-9.1 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (squeeze), postgresql-9.1 is not available. DSA-2657-1 has been released for CVE-2013-1900 affecting posgresql-8.4. For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.9-0wheezy1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.9-1. We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-9.1 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL database server. CVE-2013-1899Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi of NTT Open Source Software Center discovered that it was possible for a connection request containing a database name that begins with - to be crafted that can damage or destroy files within a server's data directory. Anyone with access to the port the PostgreSQL server listens on can initiate this request. CVE-2013-1900 Random numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user to guess. CVE-2013-1901 An unprivileged user could run commands that could interfere with in-progress backups.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

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-2013-1900
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-1899
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-1901

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2658.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
8.5
Published
2013-04-03
Modified
2021-11-24
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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