Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDKSA-2005:093)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18411
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.