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USN-4194-2: postgresql-common vulnerability

3 December 2019

postgresql-common could be made to create arbitrary directories.




USN-4194-1 fixed a vulnerability in postgresql-common. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Rich Mirch discovered that the postgresql-common pg_ctlcluster script
incorrectly handled directory creation. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to escalate privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-4194-1: postgresql-client-common, postgresql-common, postgresql-doc, postgresql-client, postgresql-contrib, postgresql-server-dev-all, postgresql-all, postgresql