SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL, a relational database server system. The 8.4 branch is EOLed upstream, but still present in Debian squeeze. This new LTS minor version contains the fixes that were applied upstream to the 9.0.19 version, backported to 8.4.22 which was the last version officially released by the PostgreSQL developers. This LTS effort for squeeze-lts is a community project sponsored by credativ GmbH.
CVE-2014-8161: Information leak A user with limited clearance on a table might have access to information in columns without SELECT rights on through server error messages.
CVE-2015-0241: Out of boundaries read/write The function to_char() might read/write past the end of a buffer. This might crash the server when a formatting template is processed.
CVE-2015-0243: Buffer overruns in contrib/pgcrypto The pgcrypto module is vulnerable to stack buffer overrun that might crash the server.
CVE-2015-0244: SQL command injection Emil Lenngren reported that an attacker can inject SQL commands when the synchronization between client and server is lost.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.