Bug 212358 - CVE-2006-5540 New version fixes three different crash vulnerabilities
Summary: CVE-2006-5540 New version fixes three different crash vulnerabilities
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: postgresql
Version: 4.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Tom Lane
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.664
Whiteboard: source=postgresql,reported=20061025,i...
Depends On:
Blocks: CVE-2006-5542
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Reported: 2006-10-26 15:01 UTC by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0064
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-02-07 18:24:38 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0064 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: postgresql security update 2007-02-07 18:24:28 UTC

Description Lubomir Kundrak 2006-10-26 15:01:11 UTC
Description of problem:

The three crash conditions are not considered critical vulnerabilities, because
all three require authenticated access to the database with the ability to run
ad-hoc queries, and none can be exploited for privilege escalation.

1.) Disallow aggregate functions in UPDATE commands, except within sub-SELECTs (Tom)
(The behavior of such an aggregate was unpredictable, and in 8.1.X could cause a
crash, so it has been disabled. The SQL standard does not allow this either.)

2.) Fix core dump when an untyped literal is taken as ANYARRAY

3.) Fix core dump in duration logging for extended query protocol when a COMMIT
or ROLLBACK is executed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

1.) >=7.4.1, Affects RHEL 4.1, FC5, FC6
2.) >=8.1, Affects FC5, FC6
3.) >=8.1, Affects FC5, FC6

Additional info:

Here are commit messages with diffs:
1.) http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-committers/2006-10/msg00205.php
2.) http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-committers/2006-08/msg00277.php
3.) http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-committers/2006-06/msg00299.php

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-02-07 18:24:38 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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