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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple stack-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the date/time
implementation of PostgreSQL. An authenticated database user could
provide a specially crafted date/time value that, when processed,
could cause PostgreSQL to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running PostgreSQL.
(CVE-2014-0063)

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer
overflows, were found in various type input functions in PostgreSQL.
An authenticated database user could possibly use these flaws to crash
PostgreSQL or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running PostgreSQL. (CVE-2014-0064)

Multiple potential buffer overflow flaws were found in PostgreSQL. An
authenticated database user could possibly use these flaws to crash
PostgreSQL or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running PostgreSQL. (CVE-2014-0065)

It was found that granting a SQL role to a database user in a
PostgreSQL database without specifying the 'ADMIN' option allowed the
grantee to remove other users from their granted role. An
authenticated database user could use this flaw to remove a user from
a SQL role which they were granted access to. (CVE-2014-0060)

A flaw was found in the validator functions provided by PostgreSQL's
procedural languages (PLs). An authenticated database user could
possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2014-0061)

A race condition was found in the way the CREATE INDEX command
performed multiple independent lookups of a table that had to be
indexed. An authenticated database user could possibly use this flaw
to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2014-0062)

It was found that the chkpass extension of PostgreSQL did not check
the return value of the crypt() function. An authenticated database
user could possibly use this flaw to crash PostgreSQL via a NULL
pointer dereference. (CVE-2014-0066)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?be655cb5

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: 72811 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0060
CVE-2014-0061
CVE-2014-0062
CVE-2014-0063
CVE-2014-0064
CVE-2014-0065
CVE-2014-0066