USN-367-1: Pike vulnerability

18 October 2006

pike7.6 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


An SQL injection was discovered in Pike’s PostgreSQL module.
Applications using a PostgreSQL database and uncommon character encodings could be fooled into running arbitrary SQL commands, which could result in privilege escalation within the application, application data exposure, or denial of service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.04
pike7.6-pg - 7.6.13-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.