Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL
processed certain tokens from a SQL query when the intarray module was
enabled on a particular database. An authenticated database user
running a specially crafted SQL query could use this flaw to cause a
temporary denial of service (postgres daemon crash) or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the database server.
(CVE-2010-4015)

For Scientific Linux 4, the updated postgresql packages contain a
backported patch for this issue
there are no other changes.

For Scientific Linux 5, the updated postgresql packages upgrade
PostgreSQL to version 8.1.23, and contain a backported patch for this
issue. Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a full list of
changes :

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/release.html

If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically
restarted after installing this update.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d72ed832
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/release.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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60951 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4015