Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2658-1 postgresql-9.1 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
04 Apr 2013
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 704479.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-1899, CVE-2013-1900, CVE-2013-1901.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL database server.

  • CVE-2013-1899

    Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi of NTT Open Source Software Center discovered that it was possible for a connection request containing a database name that begins with - to be crafted that can damage or destroy files within a server's data directory. Anyone with access to the port the PostgreSQL server listens on can initiate this request.

  • CVE-2013-1900

    Random numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another database user to guess.

  • CVE-2013-1901

    An unprivileged user could run commands that could interfere with in-progress backups.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), postgresql-9.1 is not available. DSA-2657-1 has been released for CVE-2013-1900 affecting posgresql-8.4.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.9-0wheezy1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.9-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-9.1 packages.