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[GLSA-200502-08] PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-08
(PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

PostgreSQL's contains several vulnerabilities:
John Heasman discovered that the LOAD extension is vulnerable to
local privilege escalation (CVE-2005-0227).
It is possible to bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions
The PL/PgSQL parser is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow
The intagg contrib module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service


A possible hacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the PostgreSQL server, bypass security restrictions and
crash the server.


There is no know workaround at this time.


All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/postgresql-7.4.7"

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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