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USN-6230-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

13 July 2023

PostgreSQL could be made to run code with elevated privileges.

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Releases

Packages

Details

Alexander Lakhin discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain
CREATE privileges. An authenticated user could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code as the bootstrap supervisor.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to restart PostgreSQL to
make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-6104-1: postgresql-client-15, postgresql-10, postgresql-12, postgresql-pltcl-12, postgresql-15, postgresql-client-12, postgresql-plpython3-12, postgresql-doc-15, libpq5, postgresql-plpython-10, postgresql-plpython3-10, postgresql-doc-10, postgresql-plperl-10, postgresql-client-14, libecpg-dev, postgresql-server-dev-10, libpgtypes3, postgresql-plperl-12, postgresql-doc-14, postgresql-plpython3-15, postgresql-server-dev-14, libecpg6, postgresql-client-10, postgresql-plpython3-14, postgresql-plperl-15, postgresql-pltcl-10, libpq-dev, libecpg-compat3, postgresql-pltcl-15, postgresql-14, postgresql-server-dev-12, postgresql-server-dev-15, postgresql-pltcl-14, postgresql-doc-12, postgresql-plperl-14