|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu 4.10 USN-71-1 (postgresql)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu 4.10 USN-71-1 (postgresql)|
The remote host is missing an update to postgresql
announced via advisory USN-71-1.
John Heasman discovered a local privilege escalation in the PostgreSQL
server. Any user could use the LOAD extension to load any shared
library into the PostgreSQL server
the library's initialisation
function was then executed with the permissions of the server.
Now the use of LOAD is restricted to the database superuser (usually
Note: Since there is no way for normal database users to create
arbitrary files, this vulnerability is not exploitable remotely, e. g.
by uploading a shared library in the form of a Binary Large Object
(BLOB) to a public web server.
The following packages are affected: postgresql
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 7.4.5-3ubuntu0.2. In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
Risk factor : High
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