Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDVSA-2015:048)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
postgresql :

Stephen Frost discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly displayed certain
values in error messages. An authenticated user could gain access to
seeing certain values, contrary to expected permissions
(CVE-2014-8161).

Andres Freund, Peter Geoghegan and Noah Misch discovered that
PostgreSQL incorrectly handled buffers in to_char functions. An
authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2015-0241).

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory in the
pgcrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2015-0243).

Emil Lenngren discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled extended
protocol message reading. An authenticated attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly inject query messages (CVE-2015-0244).

This advisory provides the latest version of PostgreSQL that is not
vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/release-9-2-10.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2499-1/

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81337 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72538
72540
72542
72543

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8161
CVE-2015-0241
CVE-2015-0243
CVE-2015-0244

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