Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1169-1 postgresql-common -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:

A security vulnerability has been found in postgresql-common, Debian's PostgreSQL database cluster management tools.

  • CVE-2017-8806

    It was discovered that the pg_ctlcluster, pg_createcluster and pg_upgradecluster commands handled symbolic links insecurely which could result in local denial of service by overwriting arbitrary files.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 134wheezy6.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-common packages.

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