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Security update for PostgreSQL

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(Last modified: 07FEB2005)


solutions Security update for PostgreSQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f1b45b741bf9a13090640cc43f58ee08)

Applies to

Package: postgresql
postgresql-libs
postgresql-server
postgresql-devel
postgresql-tcl
postgresql-odbc
postgresql-perl
postgresql-python
postgresql-jdbc
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9857
Release: 20050207
Obsoletes: none

Indications

At least installations who allow unprivileged database users to execute
arbitrary SQL statements should upgrade.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes the possibility for unprivileged users to load and execute
arbitray code from shared libraries via the LOAD SQL statement in the database
backend.

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-server.rpm postgresql-devel.rpm postgresql-tcl.rpm postgresql-odbc.rpm postgresql-perl.rpm postgresql-python.rpm postgresql-jdbc.rpm
Note:
Please make sure that the PostgreSQL backend is not running during the update.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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