Package : postgresql-8.3
Vulnerability : privilege escalation
Problem type : remote
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-3433
Tim Bunce discovered that PostgreSQL, a database server software, does
not properly separate interpreters for server-side stored procedures
which run in different security contexts. As a result, non-privileged
authenticated database users might gain additional privileges.
Note that this security update may impact intended communication through
global variables between stored procedures. It might be necessary to
convert these functions to run under the plperlu or pltclu languages,
with database superuser privileges.
This security update also includes unrelated bug fixes from PostgreSQL
For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.5-1 of the postgresql-8.4 package.
We recommend that you upgrade your PostgreSQL packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny