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USN-1717-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

12 February 2013

PostgreSQL could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

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Details

Sumit Soni discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled calling a certain
internal function with invalid arguments. An authenticated attacker could
use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of
service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
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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