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                  USN-4090-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities
                               9 August 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           PostgreSQL
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-10209 CVE-2019-10208 

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running PostgreSQL check for an updated version of the software for
         their operating system.

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USN-4090-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities
9 August 2019

postgresql-10, postgresql-11, postgresql-9.5 vulnerabilities
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  o Ubuntu 19.04
  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in PostgreSQL.

Software Description

  o postgresql-11 - Object-relational SQL database
  o postgresql-10 - Object-relational SQL database
  o postgresql-9.5 - Object-relational SQL database


Tom Lane discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly restrict functions
declared as "SECURITY DEFINER". An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary
SQL with the permissions of the function owner. (CVE-2019-10208)

Andreas Seltenreich discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly handle
user-defined hash equality operators. An attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information (arbitrary PostgreSQL server memory). This issue only
affected Ubuntu 19.04. (CVE-2019-10209)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
    postgresql-11 - 11.5-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    postgresql-10 - 10.10-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    postgresql-9.5 - 9.5.19-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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.
After a standard system update you need to restart PostgreSQL to make all the
necessary changes.


  o CVE-2019-10208
  o CVE-2019-10209

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