Mandriva Update for postgresql MDKSA-2007:094 (postgresql)

Published: 2009-04-09 11:53:01
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Check for the Version of postgresql

Affected Versions:
postgresql on Mandriva Linux 2007.0, Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2007.1, Mandriva Linux 2007.1/X86_64

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
A weakness in previous versions of PostgreSQL was found in the security definer functions in which an authenticated but otherwise unprivileged SQL user could use temporary objects to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the security-definer function. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CORPORATE SERVER/DESKTOP 3.0 USERS: In addition, Linux Distribution Packages for Corporate Server/Desktop 3.0 have been updated to the latest PostgreSQL 7.4.17 which requires some attention when upgrading. To take advantage of the new version, and to ensure data coherency, we strongly recommend dumping the old databases, re-initializing the database, and then reloading the dumped data. This can be accomplished as root using: # service postgresql start # su - postgres $ pg_dumpall > /tmp/database.dump $ exit # service postgresql stop # mv /var/lib/pgsql /var/lib/pgsql.bk # urpmi.update -a & & urpmi --auto-select # service postgresql start # service postgresql restart # su - postgres $ /usr/bin/psql -d template1 -f /tmp/database.dump $ exit Only Corporate Server/Desktop 3.0 requires the dump/reload steps the other Mandriva Linux platforms do not require this step. Notice that the double-restart of the postgresql service is in fact required. Updated Linux Distribution Packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
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