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Security update for PostgreSQL

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(Last modified: 21NOV2006)


solutions Security update for PostgreSQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (59650c03a8bc5ae310cd7898bd106ad2)

Applies to

Package: postgresql
postgresql-libs
postgresql-devel
postgresql-contrib
postgresql-server
postgresql-pl
postgresql-docs
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 for x86
SLE SDK 10 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 for X86-64
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11306
Release: 20061121
Obsoletes: 8522a86bfa9ca66f0b82fb3eb0042bae
da59db7f50aac32f6bd1b258f6e09652

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The SQL Server PostgreSQL has been updated to fix the following security problems:
  • CVE-2006-5540: backend/parser/analyze.c in PostgreSQL 8.1.x allowed remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via certain aggregate functions in an UPDATE statement, which are not properly handled during a "MIN/MAX index optimization."
  • CVE-2006-5541: backend/parser/parse_coerce.c in PostgreSQL 7.4.1 through 7.4.14, 8.0.x before 8.0.9, and 8.1.x before 8.1.5 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a coercion of an unknown element to ANYARRAY.
  • CVE-2006-5542: backend/tcop/postgres.c in PostgreSQL 8.1.x before 8.1.5 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) related to duration logging of V3-protocol Execute messages for (1) COMMIT and (2) ROLLBACK SQL statements.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh postgresql.rpm postgresql-libs.rpm postgresql-devel.rpm postgresql-contrib.rpm postgresql-server.rpm postgresql-pl.rpm postgresql-docs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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