USN-3476-1: postgresql-common vulnerabilities

09 November 2017

postgresql-common vulnerabilities

Packages

  • postgresql-common - PostgreSQL database-cluster manager

Details

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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.