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 an 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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67447 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5540