Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3374-1 postgresql-9.4 -- security update

Date Reported:
19 Oct 2015
Affected Packages:
postgresql-9.4
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5288, CVE-2015-5289.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system.

  • CVE-2015-5288

    Josh Kupershmidt discovered a vulnerability in the crypt() function in the pgCrypto extension. Certain invalid salt arguments can cause the server to crash or to disclose a few bytes of server memory.

  • CVE-2015-5289

    Oskari Saarenmaa discovered that json or jsonb input values constructed from arbitrary user input can crash the PostgreSQL server and cause a denial of service.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.4.5-0+deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 9.4.5-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 9.4.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-9.4 packages.