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Overview

Id RHSA-2012:1264-01
Name Red Hat 2012:1264-01 RHSA Moderate: postgresql security update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Critical Critical
Language(s)
Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 13 Sep 2012 12:00:00

RHSA-2012:1264-01

Red Hat 2012:1264-01 RHSA Moderate: postgresql security update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

13 Sep 2012 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1264.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS). It was found that the optional PostgreSQL xml2 contrib module allowed local files and remote URLs to be read and written to with the privileges of the database server when parsing Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). An unprivileged database user could use this flaw to read and write to local files (such as the database's configuration files) and remote URLs they would otherwise not have access to by issuing a specially-crafted SQL query. (CVE-2012-3488) Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Peter Eisentraut as the original reporter. 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.

Related Resources

Related Vulnerabilities

CVE-2012-3488  

Related Patches

None

Superseded Patches


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