USN-1461-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

05 June 2012

PostgreSQL could be made to crash or incorrectly handle authentication.

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Details

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain bytes passed
to the crypt() function when using DES encryption. An attacker could use
this flaw to incorrectly handle authentication. (CVE-2012-2143)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled SECURITY DEFINER and
SET attributes on procedural call handlers. An attacker could use this flaw
to cause PostgreSQL to crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-2655)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

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