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USN-6570-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

9 January 2024

Several security issues were fixed in PostgreSQL.

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Details

Pedro Gallegos discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled modifying
certain SQL array values. A remote attacker could use this issue to obtain
sensitive information, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5869)

Hemanth Sandrana and Mahendrakar Srinivasarao discovered that PostgreSQL
allowed the pg_signal_backend role to signal certain superuser processes,
contrary to expectations. (CVE-2023-5870)

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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.

Related notices

  • USN-6538-1: postgresql-pltcl-12, postgresql-plpython3-14, postgresql-doc-14, libecpg-compat3, libpgtypes3, libecpg6, postgresql-doc-15, postgresql-pltcl-14, postgresql-plperl-14, libpq5, postgresql-client-12, postgresql-server-dev-12, postgresql-client-14, postgresql-12, postgresql-pltcl-15, postgresql-14, postgresql-client-15, postgresql-plpython3-12, postgresql-plperl-15, postgresql-server-dev-15, libecpg-dev, postgresql-doc-12, postgresql-server-dev-14, postgresql-15, libpq-dev, postgresql-plpython3-15, postgresql-plperl-12
  • USN-6538-2: postgresql-plpython-10, postgresql-server-dev-10, postgresql-doc-10, libecpg-dev, postgresql-plperl-10, postgresql-10, libecpg-compat3, libpgtypes3, postgresql-client-10, postgresql-plpython3-10, libecpg6, libpq5, libpq-dev, postgresql-pltcl-10