Ubuntu 10.10 : postgresql-8.4 vulnerability (USN-1002-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-1002-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 10.10.

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly enforce permissions
within sessions when PL/Perl and PL/Tcl functions or operators were
redefined. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with permissions of a different user, possibly
leading to privilege escalation.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49804 ()

Bugtraq ID: 43747

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3433