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USN-4472-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

25 August 2020

Several security issues were fixed in PostgreSQL.

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Details

Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled the search_path
setting when used with logical replication. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14349)

Andres Freund discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled search path
elements in CREATE EXTENSION. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary SQL code. (CVE-2020-14350)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart PostgreSQL to
make all the necessary changes.