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

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

10 months ago

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

postgresql-9.1 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), 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 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)