ESB-2017.2909 - [Ubuntu] postgresql-9.6: Access confidential data - Existing account 2017-11-16

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                        PostgreSQL vulnerabilities
                             16 November 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           postgresql-9.6
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-15099 CVE-2017-15098 

Reference:         ESB-2017.2862

Original Bulletin:

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

postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerabilities

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


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


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.

  CVE-2017-15098, CVE-2017-15099

Package Information:

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