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RedHat: Moderate: postgresql security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated postgresql packages that fix several security vulnerabilities are now available for the Red Hat Application Stack. A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL allows authenticated users to execute security-definer functions. It was possible for an unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the security-definer function. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: postgresql security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:0337-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0337.html
Issue date:        2007-05-03
Updated on:        2007-05-03
Product:           Red Hat Application Stack
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-2138 
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1. Summary:

Updated postgresql packages that fix several security vulnerabilities are
now available for the Red Hat Application Stack.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux ES (v.4) - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system
(DBMS).

A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL allows authenticated users to
execute security-definer functions.  It was possible for an unprivileged
user to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the security-definer
function. (CVE-2007-2138)

Users of PostgreSQL should upgrade to these updated packages containing
PostgreSQL version 8.1.9 which corrects this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

237681 - CVE-2007-2138 PostgreSQL security-definer function privilege escalation

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4):

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/RHWAS/SRPMS/postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.src.rpm
ac6673966f6ca330d519f730b6e6b902  postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.src.rpm

i386:
7bdf73fcce282e76f7f87704e6dbe799  postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
d0d46be6080513c63a823c9d2df3ced7  postgresql-contrib-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
4bd680dcb7475c4bed0f08d9793072ed  postgresql-debuginfo-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
ac2262c828a76e3cfb5a69227cb12d35  postgresql-devel-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
48e6f67154ec571dc28ed6fff31cc20f  postgresql-docs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
fe781d186949b2da0cb28405ebcf7b81  postgresql-libs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
9786fb3979752ed4a3556e0c9aa49a02  postgresql-pl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
e4df78eccaa805dcba8f80355da3464f  postgresql-python-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
38665c2a571a160664f2c620b4dfbfc5  postgresql-server-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
63bd690140a6d7b01deb2f2cb9135ada  postgresql-tcl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
02c837f84eebd06cb96bf9e7561f1c66  postgresql-test-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
1d0fa353bff1d96850c611c3d8419698  postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
bc965f41161ef6dda62952bcf643903c  postgresql-contrib-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
4bd680dcb7475c4bed0f08d9793072ed  postgresql-debuginfo-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
248052c78a373193ed6bd67c67917cbf  postgresql-debuginfo-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
6ec7f44962c815d5d7b76f4ce3784989  postgresql-devel-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
b21757083e7743d48efd68f14c5ded31  postgresql-docs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
fe781d186949b2da0cb28405ebcf7b81  postgresql-libs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
0bc77df0bf637ced8b7f014bdfb6d0ce  postgresql-libs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
53f0519d6223178201cb9aeb3f42fd5b  postgresql-pl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
0d5b51fe91221c46b0ac9b2bf6d7bb9c  postgresql-python-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
e04d104455d70e6c8a10a690de2a2bee  postgresql-server-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
2c17ba90505848a4d785f876aab8c021  postgresql-tcl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
0732ab0ec89667d35e9a78e97ada4638  postgresql-test-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux ES (v.4):

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/RHWAS/SRPMS/postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.src.rpm
ac6673966f6ca330d519f730b6e6b902  postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.src.rpm

i386:
7bdf73fcce282e76f7f87704e6dbe799  postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
d0d46be6080513c63a823c9d2df3ced7  postgresql-contrib-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
4bd680dcb7475c4bed0f08d9793072ed  postgresql-debuginfo-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
ac2262c828a76e3cfb5a69227cb12d35  postgresql-devel-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
48e6f67154ec571dc28ed6fff31cc20f  postgresql-docs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
fe781d186949b2da0cb28405ebcf7b81  postgresql-libs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
9786fb3979752ed4a3556e0c9aa49a02  postgresql-pl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
e4df78eccaa805dcba8f80355da3464f  postgresql-python-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
38665c2a571a160664f2c620b4dfbfc5  postgresql-server-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
63bd690140a6d7b01deb2f2cb9135ada  postgresql-tcl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
02c837f84eebd06cb96bf9e7561f1c66  postgresql-test-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
1d0fa353bff1d96850c611c3d8419698  postgresql-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
bc965f41161ef6dda62952bcf643903c  postgresql-contrib-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
4bd680dcb7475c4bed0f08d9793072ed  postgresql-debuginfo-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
248052c78a373193ed6bd67c67917cbf  postgresql-debuginfo-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
6ec7f44962c815d5d7b76f4ce3784989  postgresql-devel-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
b21757083e7743d48efd68f14c5ded31  postgresql-docs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
fe781d186949b2da0cb28405ebcf7b81  postgresql-libs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.i386.rpm
0bc77df0bf637ced8b7f014bdfb6d0ce  postgresql-libs-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
53f0519d6223178201cb9aeb3f42fd5b  postgresql-pl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
0d5b51fe91221c46b0ac9b2bf6d7bb9c  postgresql-python-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
e04d104455d70e6c8a10a690de2a2bee  postgresql-server-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
2c17ba90505848a4d785f876aab8c021  postgresql-tcl-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm
0732ab0ec89667d35e9a78e97ada4638  postgresql-test-8.1.9-1.el4s1.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2138
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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