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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN6-1 : postgresql contributed script vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
postgresql contributed script vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libecpg-dev
- libecpg4
- libpgtcl
- libpgtcl-dev
- libpq3
- postgresql
- postgresql-client
- postgresql-contrib
- postgresql-dev
- postgresql-doc


Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the
postgresql-contrib package. The script "make_oidjoins_check" created
temporary files in an insecure way, which permited a symlink attack to
create or overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user
invoking the script.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libecpg-dev-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libecpg4-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpgtcl-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpgtcl-dev-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpq3-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- postgresql-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- postgresql-client-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- postgresql-contrib-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- postgresql-dev-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- postgresql-doc-7.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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