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postgresql, postgresql84 security update

2012-09-1317:57:44
CentOS Project
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6.5 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

NONE

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

4.9 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

SINGLE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

NONE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

0.002 Low

EPSS

Percentile

60.7%

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2012:1263

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.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2012-September/081032.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2012-September/081036.html

Affected packages:
postgresql
postgresql-contrib
postgresql-devel
postgresql-docs
postgresql-libs
postgresql-plperl
postgresql-plpython
postgresql-pltcl
postgresql-server
postgresql-test
postgresql84
postgresql84-contrib
postgresql84-devel
postgresql84-docs
postgresql84-libs
postgresql84-plperl
postgresql84-plpython
postgresql84-pltcl
postgresql84-python
postgresql84-server
postgresql84-tcl
postgresql84-test

Upstream details at:
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:1263

6.5 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

NONE

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

4.9 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

SINGLE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

NONE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

0.002 Low

EPSS

Percentile

60.7%