Debian Security Advisory

DLA-774-1 postgresql-common -- LTS security update

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

A security vulnerability and a data loss bug have been found in postgresql-common, Debian's PostgreSQL database cluster management tools.

  • CVE-2016-1255

    Dawid Golunski discovered that a symlink in /var/log/postgresql/ could be used by the postgres system user to write to arbitrary files on the filesystem the next time PostgreSQL is started by root.

  • #614374

    RafaƂ Kupka discovered that pg_upgradecluster did not properly upgrade databases that are owned by a non-login role (or group).

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 134wheezy5.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-common packages.

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