Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : postgresql (ELSA-2007-0064)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0064 :

Updated postgresql packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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

A flaw was found in the way the PostgreSQL server handles certain
SQL-language functions. An authenticated user could execute a sequence
of commands which could crash the PostgreSQL server or possibly read
from arbitrary memory locations. A user would need to have permissions
to drop and add database tables to be able to exploit this issue

A denial of service flaw was found affecting the PostgreSQL server
running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 systems. An authenticated user
could execute a SQL command which could crash the PostgreSQL server.

Users of PostgreSQL should upgrade to these updated packages
containing PostgreSQL version 7.4.16 or 7.3.18, which correct these

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected postgresql packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67447 ()

Bugtraq ID: 22387

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5540