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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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.
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
If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically
restarted after installing this update.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5