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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory - PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200703-15)
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-15
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: March 16, 2007
      Bugs: #165482
        ID: 200703-15

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Synopsis
========

PostgreSQL contains two vulnerabilities that could result in a Denial
of Service or unauthorized access to certain information.

Background
==========

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database management
system.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-db/postgresql      < 8.0.11                         >= 8.0.11
                                                            *>= 7.4.16
                                                            *>= 7.3.13

Description
===========

PostgreSQL does not correctly check the data types of the SQL function
arguments under unspecified circumstances nor the format of the
provided tables in the query planner.

Impact
======

A remote authenticated attacker could send specially crafted queries to
the server that could result in a server crash and possibly the
unauthorized reading of some database content or arbitrary memory.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-db/postgresql"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-0555
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0555
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-0556
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0556

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-15.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5




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