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Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2081-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2081-01
Posted Nov 19, 2015
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2081-01 - PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system. A memory leak error was discovered in the crypt() function of the pgCrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose a limited amount of the server memory. All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

tags | advisory, memory leak
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2015-5288
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2081-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: postgresql security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:2081-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2081.html
Issue date: 2015-11-18
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5288
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1. Summary:

Updated postgresql packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
(DBMS).

A memory leak error was discovered in the crypt() function of the pgCrypto
extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this flaw to
disclose a limited amount of the server memory. (CVE-2015-5288)

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. If the postgresql
service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing
this update.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1270306 - CVE-2015-5288 postgresql: limited memory disclosure flaw in crypt()

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

i386:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.src.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

x86_64:
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm

ppc64:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc.rpm
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390.rpm
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-contrib-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-debuginfo-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-devel-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-docs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.i686.rpm
postgresql-libs-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plperl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-plpython-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-pltcl-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-server-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm
postgresql-test-8.4.20-4.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5288
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.

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