Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2491-1 postgresql-8.4 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
09 Jun 2012
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-2143, CVE-2012-2655.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL, an SQL database server:

  • CVE-2012-2143

    The crypt(text, text) function in the pgcrypto contrib module did not handle certain passwords correctly when producing traditional DES-based hashes. Characters after the first 0x80 byte were ignored.

  • CVE-2012-2655

    SECURITY DEFINER and SET attributes for a call handler of a procedural language could crash the database server.

In addition, this update contains reliability and stability fixes from the 8.4.12 upstream release.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.12-0squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.12-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.4 packages.