RHEL 3 : postgresql (RHSA-2009:1485)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated postgresql packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
(DBMS).

It was discovered that the upstream patch for CVE-2007-6600 included
in the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0039 did not include
protection against misuse of the RESET ROLE and RESET SESSION
AUTHORIZATION commands. An authenticated user could use this flaw to
install malicious code that would later execute with superuser
privileges. (CVE-2009-3230)

All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. If you are running a
PostgreSQL server, the postgresql service must be restarted for this
update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3230.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1485.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42065 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36314

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6600
CVE-2009-3230