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
(DBMS).

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
(CVE-2007-0555).

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.
(CVE-2006-5540)

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-March/000096.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-February/000047.html

Solution :

Update the affected postgresql packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67447 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5540
CVE-2007-0555