Ubuntu 6.10 : postgresql-8.1 vulnerabilities (USN-369-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-369-1 fixed three minor PostgreSQL 8.1 vulnerabilities for Ubuntu
6.06 LTS. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu

Michael Fuhr discovered an incorrect type check when handling unknown
literals. By attempting to coerce such a literal to the ANYARRAY type,
a local authenticated attacker could cause a server crash.

Josh Drake and Alvaro Herrera reported a crash when using
aggregate functions in UPDATE statements. A local
authenticated attacker could exploit this to crash the
server backend. This update disables this construct, since
it is not very well defined and forbidden by the SQL
standard. (CVE-2006-5540)

Sergey Koposov discovered a flaw in the duration logging.
This could cause a server crash under certain circumstances.

Please note that these flaws can usually not be exploited
through web and other applications that use a database and
are exposed to untrusted input, so these flaws do not pose a
threat in usual setups.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27950 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5540