openSUSE Security Update : postgresql91 (openSUSE-SU-2013:0627-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 74963
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
Descriptionpostgresql was updated to version 9.1.9 (bnc#812525) :
- CVE-2013-1899: Fix insecure parsing of server command-line switches. A connection request containing a database name that begins with '-' could be crafted to damage or destroy files within the server's data directory, even if the request is eventually rejected.
- CVE-2013-1900: Reset OpenSSL randomness state in each postmaster child process. This avoids a scenario wherein random numbers generated by 'contrib/pgcrypto' functions might be relatively easy for another database user to guess. The risk is only significant when the postmaster is configured with ssl = on but most connections don't use SSL encryption.
- CVE-2013-1901: Make REPLICATION privilege checks test current user not authenticated user. An unprivileged database user could exploit this mistake to call pg_start_backup() or pg_stop_backup(), thus possibly interfering with creation of routine backups.
- See the release notes for the rest of the changes:
SolutionUpdate the affected postgresql91 packages.