GLSA-200705-12 : PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25208
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-12 (PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation)
An error involving insecure search_path settings in the SECURITY DEFINER functions has been reported in PostgreSQL.
If allowed to call a SECURITY DEFINER function, an attacker could gain the SQL privileges of the owner of the called function.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version and fix their SECURITY DEFINER functions:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'dev-db/postgresql' In order to fix the SECURITY DEFINER functions, PostgreSQL users are advised to refer to the PostgreSQL documentation: http://www.postgresql .org/docs/techdocs.77