GLSA-200502-08 : PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-08
(PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

PostgreSQL's contains several vulnerabilities:
John Heasman discovered that the LOAD extension is vulnerable to
local privilege escalation (CAN-2005-0227).
It is possible to bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions
(CAN-2005-0244).
The PL/PgSQL parser is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow
(CAN-2005-0244).
The intagg contrib module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service
(CAN-2005-0246).

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the PostgreSQL server, bypass security restrictions and
crash the server.

Workaround :

There is no know workaround at this time.

See also :

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2005-02/msg00000.php
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-08.xml

Solution :

All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16445 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0227
CVE-2005-0244
CVE-2005-0245
CVE-2005-0246