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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3479-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3479-1
Posted Nov 14, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3479-1 - David Rowley discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory when processing certain JSON functions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. Dean Rasheed discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly enforced SELECT privileges when processing INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE commands. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-15098, CVE-2017-15099
MD5 | e03a34ee46e7e84843da08c0a1c3bbf8

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3479-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3479-1
November 14, 2017

postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in PostgreSQL.

Software Description:
- postgresql-9.6: Object-relational SQL database
- postgresql-9.5: Object-relational SQL database
- postgresql-9.3: Object-relational SQL database

Details:

David Rowley discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory when
processing certain JSON functions. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-15098)

Dean Rasheed discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly enforced SELECT
privileges when processing INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE commands. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive
information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.04 and
Ubuntu 17.10.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
postgresql-9.6 9.6.6-0ubuntu0.17.10

Ubuntu 17.04:
postgresql-9.6 9.6.6-0ubuntu0.17.04

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
postgresql-9.5 9.5.10-0ubuntu0.16.04

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
postgresql-9.3 9.3.20-0ubuntu0.14.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart PostgreSQL to
make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3479-1
CVE-2017-15098, CVE-2017-15099

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.6/9.6.6-0ubuntu0.17.10
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.6/9.6.6-0ubuntu0.17.04
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.5/9.5.10-0ubuntu0.16.04
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postgresql-9.3/9.3.20-0ubuntu0.14.04


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