Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDKSA-2005:093)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A number of vulnerabilities were found and corrected in the PostgreSQL
DBMS :

Two serious security errors have been found in PostgreSQL 7.3 and
newer releases. These errors at least allow an unprivileged database
user to crash the backend process, and may make it possible for an
unprivileged user to gain the privileges of a database superuser.

Functions that support client-to-server character set conversion can
be called from SQL commands by unprivileged users, but these functions
are not designed to be safe against malicious choices of argument
values. (CVE-2005-1409)

The contrib/tsearch2 module misdeclares several functions as returning
type 'internal' when they do not have any 'internal' argument. This
breaks the type safety of 'internal' by allowing users to construct
SQL commands that invoke other functions accepting 'internal'
arguments. (CVE-2005-1410)

These vulnerabilities must also be fixed in all existing databases
when upgrading. The post-installation script of the updated
postgresql-server package attempts to do this automatically.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18411 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-093.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1409
CVE-2005-1410

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