Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0420

Updated postgresql packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 02 Nov 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 5
CVE: CVE-2015-5288 , CVE-2015-5289


Josh Kupershmidt discovered the pgCrypto extension could expose
several bytes of server memory if the crypt() function was provided a
too-short salt. An attacker could use this flaw to read private data.

Oskari Saarenmaa discovered that the json and jsonb handlers could exhaust
available stack space. An attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial
of service attack. (CVE-2015-5289)

The postgresql9.3 and postgresql9.4 packages have been updated to versions 
9.3.10 and 9.4.5, respectively, to fix these issues.
See the upstream release notes for more details.