RHEL 3 : rh-postgresql (RHSA-2004:489)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated rh-postgresql packages that fix various bugs are now
available.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system
(DBMS) that supports almost all SQL constructs (including
transactions, subselects, and user-defined types and functions).

Trustix has identified improper temporary file usage in the
make_oidjoins_check script. It is possible that an attacker could
overwrite arbitrary file contents as the user running the
make_oidjoins_check script. This script has been removed from the RPM
file since it has no use to ordinary users. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0977 to this issue.

Additionally, the following non-security issues have been addressed :

- Fixed a low probability risk for loss of recently
committed transactions.

- Fixed a low probability risk for loss of older data due
to failure to update transaction status.

- A lock file problem that sometimes prevented automatic
restart after a system crash has been fixed.

All users of rh-postgresql should upgrade to these updated packages,
which resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0977.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-489.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16016 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0977