postgresql: security and bugfix update to 9.0.13 (important)

ID OPENSUSE-SU-2013:0635-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2013-04-08T07:04:30


Postgresql was updated to version 9.0.13 (bnc#812525): * CVE-2013-1899: Fix insecure parsing of server command-line switches. A connection request containing a database name that begins with "-" could be crafted to damage or destroy files within the server's data directory, even if the request is eventually rejected. * CVE-2013-1900: Reset OpenSSL randomness state in each postmaster child process. This avoids a scenario wherein random numbers generated by "contrib/pgcrypto" functions might be relatively easy for another database user to guess. The risk is only significant when the postmaster is configured with ssl = on but most connections don't use SSL encryption. * CVE-2013-1901: Make REPLICATION privilege checks test current user not authenticated user. An unprivileged database user could exploit this mistake to call pg_start_backup() or pg_stop_backup(), thus possibly interfering with creation of routine backups. * See the release notes for the rest of the changes: <a rel="nofollow" href=""></a> l /usr/share/doc/packages/postgresql91/HISTORY