postgresql security update

2012-05-21T12:39:19
ID CESA-2012:0677
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2012-05-21T12:39:19

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2012:0677

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

The pg_dump utility inserted object names literally into comments in the SQL script it produces. An unprivileged database user could create an object whose name includes a newline followed by an SQL command. This SQL command might then be executed by a privileged user during later restore of the backup dump, allowing privilege escalation. (CVE-2012-0868)

CREATE TRIGGER did not do a permissions check on the trigger function to be called. This could possibly allow an authenticated database user to call a privileged trigger function on data of their choosing. (CVE-2012-0866)

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

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2012-May/018647.html

Affected packages: postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-devel postgresql-docs postgresql-libs postgresql-pl postgresql-python postgresql-server postgresql-tcl postgresql-test

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0677.html