RHEL 5 : postgresql (RHSA-2012:0677)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated postgresql packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

The pg_dump utility inserted object names literally into comments in
the SQL script it produces. An unprivileged database user could create
an object whose name includes a newline followed by a SQL command.
This SQL command might then be executed by a privileged user during
later restore of the backup dump, allowing privilege escalation.
(CVE-2012-0868)

CREATE TRIGGER did not do a permissions check on the trigger function
to be called. This could possibly allow an authenticated database user
to call a privileged trigger function on data of their choosing.
(CVE-2012-0866)

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. If the
postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted
after installing this update.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0866.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0868.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0677.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59222 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52188

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0866
CVE-2012-0868