Red Hat: 2012:1263-01: postgresql and postgresql84: Moderate Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated postgresql84 and postgresql packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: postgresql and postgresql84 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:1263-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1263.html
Issue date:        2012-09-13
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-3488 CVE-2012-3489 
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1. Summary:

Updated postgresql84 and postgresql packages that fix two security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
(DBMS).

It was found that the optional PostgreSQL xml2 contrib module allowed local
files and remote URLs to be read and written to with the privileges of the
database server when parsing Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations
(XSLT). An unprivileged database user could use this flaw to read and write
to local files (such as the database's configuration files) and remote URLs
they would otherwise not have access to by issuing a specially-crafted SQL
query. (CVE-2012-3488)

It was found that the "xml" data type allowed local files and remote URLs
to be read with the privileges of the database server to resolve DTD and
entity references in the provided XML. An unprivileged database user could
use this flaw to read local files they would otherwise not have access to
by issuing a specially-crafted SQL query. Note that the full contents of
the files were not returned, but portions could be displayed to the user
via error messages. (CVE-2012-3489)

Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Peter Eisentraut as the original reporter of
CVE-2012-3488, and Noah Misch as the original reporter of CVE-2012-3489.

These updated packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.13. Refer to the
PostgreSQL Release Notes for a list of changes:

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-13.html

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues. If the postgresql service is running, it will
be automatically restarted after installing this update.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

849172 - CVE-2012-3488 postgresql (xml2 contrib module): XXE by applying XSL stylesheet to the document
849173 - CVE-2012-3489 postgresql: File disclosure through XXE in xmlparse by DTD validation

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

ia64:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ia64.rpm

ppc:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.ppc.rpm

s390x:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql84-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.13-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.src.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.src.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

ppc64:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc.rpm
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390.rpm
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.13-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

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7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3488.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3489.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-13.html

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