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VPR Score: 4
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionTwo vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL, a SQL database server :
- CVE-2012-2143 The crypt(text, text) function in the pgcrypto contrib module did not handle certain passwords correctly when producing traditional DES-based hashes. Characters after the first 0x80 byte were ignored.
- CVE-2012-2655 SECURITY DEFINER and SET attributes for a call handler of a procedural language could crash the database server.
In addition, this update contains reliability and stability fixes from the 8.4.12 upstream release.
SolutionUpgrade the postgresql-8.4 packages.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.12-0squeeze1.