Ubuntu Security Update USN-3564-1: PostgreSQL vulnerability

LinuxBot

Moderator
Staff member
Credits
0
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3564-1


9th February, 2018

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
Summary


PostgreSQL could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software description

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


It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain temp files.
An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.

Update instructions


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

Ubuntu 17.10:
postgresql-9.6 9.6.7-0ubuntu0.17.10
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
postgresql-9.5 9.5.11-0ubuntu0.16.04
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
postgresql-9.3 9.3.21-0ubuntu0.14.04

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.

References


CVE-2018-1053

Continue reading...
 
$100 Digital Ocean Credit
Get a free VM to test out Linux!

Members online


Top