Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDKSA-2006:194)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24579
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability in PostgreSQL 8.1.x allowed remote authenticated users to cause a Denial of Service (daemon crash) via certain aggregate functions in an UPDATE statement which were not handled correctly (CVE-2006-5540).
Another DoS issue in PostgreSQL 7.4.x, 8.0.x, and 8.1.x allowed remote authenticated users to crash the daemon via a coercion of an unknown element to ANYARRAY (CVE-2006-5541).
Finally, another vulnerability in 8.1.x could allow a remote authenticated user to cause a DoS related to duration logging of V3-protocol Execute message for COMMIT and ROLLBACK statements (CVE-2006-5542).
This updated provides the latest 8.0.x and 8.1.x PostgreSQL versions and patches the version of PostgreSQL shipped with Corporate 3.0.
After installing this upgrade, you will need to execute 'service postgresql restart' for it to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.