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USN-1002-2: PostgreSQL vulnerability

7 October 2010




USN-1002-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 10.10.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly enforce permissions
within sessions when PL/Perl and PL/Tcl functions or operators were
redefined. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with permissions of a different user, possibly leading to
privilege escalation.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.10

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary


Related notices

  • USN-1002-1: postgresql-pltcl-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-plperl-8.3, postgresql-8.1, postgresql-pltcl-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-pltcl-8.4, postgresql-plperl-8.1, postgresql-plperl-8.4