Debian: 2657-1: postgresql-8.4: guessable random numbers
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian A vulnerability was discovered in PostgreSQL database server. Random numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user to guess. [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2657-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Giuseppe Iuculano
April 04, 2013                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : postgresql-8.4
Vulnerability  : guessable random numbers
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1900

A vulnerability was discovered in PostgreSQL database server. Random numbers
generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user
to guess.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.17-0squeeze1.

For the testing (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), postgresql-8.4
packages have been removed; in those, this problem has been fixed in
postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0wheezy1 (wheezy), and 9.1.9-1 (sid) respectively.

NOTE: postgresql-8.4 in Squeeze is not affected by CVE-2013-1899 (database
files corruption) and CVE-2013-1901 (unprivileged user can interfere with
in-progress backups).

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.4 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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