USN-2499-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

11 February 2015

postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities

Packages

  • postgresql-8.4 - Object-relational SQL database
  • postgresql-9.1 - Object-relational SQL database
  • postgresql-9.3 - Object-relational SQL database
  • postgresql-9.4 - Object-relational SQL database

Details

Stephen Frost discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly displayed certain
values in error messages. An authenticated user could gain access to seeing
certain values, contrary to expected permissions. (CVE-2014-8161)

Andres Freund, Peter Geoghegan and Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL
incorrectly handled buffers in to_char functions. An authenticated attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0241)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory in the
pgcrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0243)

Emil Lenngren discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled extended
protocol message reading. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly inject query messages. (CVE-2015-0244)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
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.