USN-2621-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

25 May 2015

Several security issues were fixed in PostgreSQL.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Benkocs Norbert Attila discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled
authentication timeouts. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the
unauthenticated session to crash, possibly leading to a security issue.
(CVE-2015-3165)

Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain standard
library function return values, possibly leading to security issues.
(CVE-2015-3166)

Noah Misch discovered that the pgcrypto function could return different
error messages when decrypting using an incorrect key, possibly leading to
a security issue. (CVE-2015-3167)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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