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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
(CVE-2005-0244).
The PL/PgSQL parser is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2005-0244).
The intagg contrib module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service
(CVE-2005-0246).

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no know workaround at this time.

References:
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2005-02/msg00000.php
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0227
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0244
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0245
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0246


Solution:
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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