USN-3476-1: postgresql-common vulnerabilities
9 November 2017
postgresql-common could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
- postgresql-common - PostgreSQL database-cluster manager
Dawid Golunski discovered that the postgresql-common pg_ctlcluster script
incorrectly handled symlinks. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to escalate privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-1255)
It was discovered that the postgresql-common helper scripts incorrectly
handled symlinks. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
escalate privileges. (CVE-2017-8806)
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-3476-2: postgresql-common