USN-1002-2: PostgreSQL vulnerability

7 October 2010

postgresql-8.4 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10


Software Description

  • postgresql-8.4


USN-1002-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 10.10.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly enforce permissions within sessions when PL/Perl and PL/Tcl functions or operators were redefined. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with permissions of a different user, possibly leading to privilege escalation.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
postgresql-plperl-8.4 - 8.4.5-0ubuntu10.10
postgresql-pltcl-8.4 - 8.4.5-0ubuntu10.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.