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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[SECURITY] [DLA 1653-1] postgis security update
1 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2017-18359
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running postgis check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Package : postgis
Version : 2.1.4+dfsg-3+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2017-18359
It was found that the function ST_AsX3D in PostGIS, a module that
adds spatial objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database, did
not handle empty values properly, allowing malicious users to cause
denial of service or possibly other unspecified behaviour.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your postgis packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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