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Security update for postgresql

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(Last modified: 14APR2005)


solutions Security update for postgresql SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e782a2a7e7df8fe7a4f54f1fa8172438)

Applies to

Package: postgresql
postgresql-libs
postgresql-server
postgresql-docs
postgresql-contrib
postgresql-devel
postgresql-pl
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10012
Release: 20050414
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Installations that allow unprivileged database users to execute arbitrary SQL statements should upgrade.

Problem description

This version update fixes the following security issues:
  • load arbitrary shared libraries and execute code via the LOAD extension (CAN-2005-0227)
  • bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions by using the CREATE AGGREGATE command (CAN-2005-0244)
  • a heap based buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0245)
  • denial of service through intagg contrib module (CAN-2005-0246)
  • execute arbitrary code due to bugs in several SQL commands (CAN-2005-0247)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

If you are running a PostgreSQL server please make sure that it is stopped
or at least doesn't have any client connections during the
update.
This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv postgresql.rpm postgresql-libs.rpm postgresql-server.rpm postgresql-docs.rpm postgresql-contrib.rpm postgresql-devel.rpm postgresql-pl.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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