USN-1229-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability
13 October 2011
PostgreSQL incorrectly handled blowfish passwords.
It was discovered that the blowfish algorithm in the pgcrypto module
incorrectly handled certain 8-bit characters, resulting in the password
hashes being easier to crack than expected. An attacker who could obtain
the password hashes would be able to recover the plaintext with less
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-1231-1: php5-cgi, php5-common, php5-cli, php5, libapache2-mod-php5