USN-1002-2: PostgreSQL vulnerability
7 October 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.