Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 vulnerabilities (USN-942-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 46700
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the Safe.pm module as used by PostgreSQL did not properly restrict PL/perl procedures. If PostgreSQL was configured to use Perl stored procedures, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary Perl code. (CVE-2010-1169)
It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly check permissions to restrict PL/Tcl procedures. If PostgreSQL was configured to use Tcl stored procedures, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary Tcl code. (CVE-2010-1170)
It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly check privileges during certain RESET ALL operations. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to remove all special parameter settings for a user or database. (CVE-2010-1975).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.