USN-5571-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability
18 August 2022
PostgreSQL could be made to run programs when creating or updating extensions.
- postgresql-10 - Object-relational SQL database
- postgresql-12 - Object-relational SQL database
- postgresql-14 - Object-relational SQL database
Sven Klemm discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled extensions. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code when
extensions are created or updated.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.