Debian Security Advisory

DLA-152-1 postgresql-8.4 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Feb 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-8161, CVE-2015-0241, CVE-2015-0243, CVE-2015-0244.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL, a relational database server system. The 8.4 branch is EOLed upstream, but still present in Debian squeeze. This new LTS minor version contains the fixes that were applied upstream to the 9.0.19 version, backported to 8.4.22 which was the last version officially released by the PostgreSQL developers. This LTS effort for squeeze-lts is a community project sponsored by credativ GmbH.

  • CVE-2014-8161

    Information leak A user with limited clearance on a table might have access to information in columns without SELECT rights on through server error messages.

  • CVE-2015-0241

    Out of boundaries read/write The function to_char() might read/write past the end of a buffer. This might crash the server when a formatting template is processed.

  • CVE-2015-0243

    Buffer overruns in contrib/pgcrypto The pgcrypto module is vulnerable to stack buffer overrun that might crash the server.

  • CVE-2015-0244

    SQL command injection Emil Lenngren reported that an attacker can inject SQL commands when the synchronization between client and server is lost.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in postgresql-8.4 version 8.4.22lts1-0+deb6u1