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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0038

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0038.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system
(DBMS). The postgresql packages include the client programs and libraries
needed to access a PostgreSQL DBMS server.

Will Drewry discovered multiple flaws in PostgreSQL's regular expression
engine. An authenticated attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial
of service by causing the PostgreSQL server to crash, enter an infinite
loop, or use extensive CPU and memory resources while processing queries
containing specially crafted regular expressions. Applications that accept
regular expressions from untrusted sources may expose this problem to
unauthorized attackers. (CVE-2007-4769, CVE-2007-4772, CVE-2007-6067)

A privilege escalation flaw was discovered in PostgreSQL. An authenticated
attacker could create an index function that would be executed with
administrator privileges during database maintenance tasks, such as
database vacuuming. (CVE-2007-6600)

A privilege escalation flaw was discovered in PostgreSQL's Database Link
library (dblink). An authenticated attacker could use dblink to possibly
escalate privileges on systems with trust or ident authentication
configured. Please note that dblink functionality is not enabled by
default, and can only by enabled by a database administrator on systems
with the postgresql-contrib package installed. (CVE-2007-3278,

All postgresql users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
include PostgreSQL 7.4.19 and 8.1.11, and resolve these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3278
Bugtraq: 20070616 Having Fun With PostgreSQL (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20070618 Re: Having Fun With PostgreSQL (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1460 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1463 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBTU02325
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT080006
XForce ISS Database: postgresql-dblink-sql-injection(35142)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-4769
BugTraq ID: 27163
Bugtraq: 20080107 PostgreSQL 2007-01-07 Cumulative Security Release (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20080115 rPSA-2008-0016-1 postgresql postgresql-server (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:005 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: postgresql-backref-dos(39499)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-4772
Bugtraq: 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0122
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2016:0539 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2016:0555 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2016:0677 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0531 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0578 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: postgresql-regular-expression-dos(39497)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-6067
XForce ISS Database: postgresql-complex-expression-dos(39498)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-6600
XForce ISS Database: postgresql-indexfunctions-priv-escalation(39496)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-6601
XForce ISS Database: postgresql-dblink-privilege-escalation(39500)
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