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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4568-1 (postgresql-common - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'postgresql-common' package(s) announced via the DSA-4568-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Rich Mirch discovered that the pg_ctlcluster script didn't drop privileges when creating socket/statistics temporary directories, which could result in local privilege escalation.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'postgresql-common' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 181+deb9u3. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 200+deb10u3. We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-common packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)