USN-6-1: postgresql contributed script vulnerability

27 October 2004

postgresql contributed script vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the postgresql-contrib package. The script “make_oidjoins_check” created temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the script.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
postgresql-contrib

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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