Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDVSA-2011:161)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in postgresql :

contrib/pg_crypto's blowfish encryption code could give wrong results
on platforms where char is signed (which is most), leading to
encrypted passwords being weaker than they should be (CVE-2011-2483).

Additionally corrected ossp-uuid packages as well as corrected support
in postgresql 9.0.x are being provided for Mandriva Linux 2011.

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

See also :

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/release-8-3-15.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/release-8-3-16.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-8.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-9.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/release-9-0-5.html
http://www.postgresql.org/support/security

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56627 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49241

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2483

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