11 February 2013
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT Security Bulletin ASB-2013.0020 PostgreSQL security update 11 February 2013 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: PostgreSQL Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX) Windows Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2013-0255 Member content until: Wednesday, March 13 2013 OVERVIEW A vulnerability has been identified in PostgreSQL prior to versions 9.2.3, 9.1.8, 9.0.12, 8.4.16 and 8.3.23.  IMPACT The vendor has provided the following details regarding CVE-2013-0255: "The security issue fixed in this release, CVE-2013-0255, allows a previously authenticated user to crash the server by calling an internal function with invalid arguments. This issue was discovered by independent security researcher Sumit Soni this week and reported via Secunia SVCRP, and we are grateful for their efforts in making PostgreSQL more secure."  MITIGATION The vendor recommends updating to the latest appropriate version of PostgreSQL to correct this issue.  REFERENCES  PostgreSQL 9.2.3, 9.1.8, 9.0.12, 8.4.16 and 8.3.23 released http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1446/ AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this document is accurate. However, the decision to use the information described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iQIVAwUBURiLau4yVqjM2NGpAQLDrRAAlpojvfJP20JvimWrvkba5VBhtznc+8Br wsKi7EBcWxfYYXyeoS9gA1P7OugkbRbB2JO+v/1X/4kOiC2hwh60uqElbEIGRnIj +8vNzun+eNM4u0ZWlxupa+mLVIYduZoB/0cQYgN4FCpBhRDyGbim/jseLDn42Ewf wCtE9qazwzIasCgqAm+3pqUkc4BrvNdoWlQsQJttF0LLG5Cqg7koMXJAr3xGa9l7 D/VzNlbapPAig2JI8kq3A+PPDe2chi/CaVfMM+UGeJYbnSEb+2qD66FEtEbJNPfb xnc/HnYdrCACaIuRlBXKR8IZ8sVMD6Jm1sFocPQ2cd31xEmdAKgCeF2MIObbqPoa U5N/Zj6/0pwnFagwrRuepquHm1u+3WZbleqF894hRO0Sr+9EqDZJ1G6ahiTdguho CBRjUIEl+6E06pxI4DAvzHf8KfFs0ipAVLhGO7f1R7UDaV/8/yLJr/Sc8usPScVu ADRwCVNr89l21jjrMEMYC/AmcjUTVzF7PNlffyA2BQKpdrVOqq1EmyjVhjg2fiEv yUDnUbKtNA/vlsqQH5bvDr/788ITp8dOtwd//hvaC8SZaHmF5EOl5qFFmAZnKEwx FpmrrLYUfBcNOlfgJuZqOe2CbwFQXSDv1gFgI3UAAawiw1wV/5pALY4TVfvgrC8R FTi2/56B10Q= =ka27 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----