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USN-6656-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

26 February 2024

PostgreSQL could be made to run arbitrary SQL.

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Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled dropping privileges
when handling REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW CONCURRENTLY commands. If a user or
automatic system were tricked into running a specially crafted command, a
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL
functions.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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.

References

Related notices

  • USN-6656-2: libecpg6, libpq5, postgresql-doc-9.5, postgresql-client-9.5, postgresql-server-dev-9.5, postgresql-plperl-9.5, libecpg-compat3, postgresql-pltcl-9.5, postgresql-plpython-9.5, libpq-dev, libpgtypes3, libecpg-dev, postgresql-contrib-9.5, postgresql-plpython3-9.5, postgresql-9.5