RHEL 3 / 4 : postgresql (RHSA-2007:0064)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24319
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated postgresql packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS).
A flaw was found in the way the PostgreSQL server handles certain SQL-language functions. An authenticated user could execute a sequence of commands which could crash the PostgreSQL server or possibly read from arbitrary memory locations. A user would need to have permissions to drop and add database tables to be able to exploit this issue (CVE-2007-0555).
A denial of service flaw was found affecting the PostgreSQL server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 systems. An authenticated user could execute a SQL command which could crash the PostgreSQL server.
Users of PostgreSQL should upgrade to these updated packages containing PostgreSQL version 7.4.16 or 7.3.18, which correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.