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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3589-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

Discussion in 'Linux Security Announcements (Automated)' started by LinuxBot, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. LinuxBot

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    Apr 25, 2017
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    postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerability

    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 17.10
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    PostgreSQL could be made to execute arbitrary code.

    Software Description

    • postgresql-9.6 - Object-relational SQL database
    • postgresql-9.5 - Object-relational SQL database
    • postgresql-9.3 - Object-relational SQL database

    It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain settings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

    Update instructions

    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

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    Ubuntu 17.10
    postgresql-9.6 - 9.6.8-0ubuntu0.17.10
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    postgresql-9.5 - 9.5.12-0ubuntu0.16.04
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    postgresql-9.3 - 9.3.22-0ubuntu0.14.04

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart PostgreSQL to make all the necessary changes.


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