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(Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Flaws in Safe.pm and PL/Perl Let Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024009
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024009
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1169   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 20 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote authenticated user can exploit a flaw in Safe.pm and PL/Perl to execute arbitrary Perl code on the target database server.

Systems with PL/Perl installed and enabled are affected.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary Tcl code on the target database server.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix for CVE-2010-1169 for postgresql84.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0430.html

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/about/news.1203 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 18 2010 PostgreSQL Flaws in Safe.pm and PL/Perl Let Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0430-01] Moderate: postgresql84 security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: postgresql84 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0430-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0430.html
Issue date:        2010-05-19
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-1169 CVE-2010-1170 
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1. Summary:

Updated postgresql84 packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
(DBMS). PL/Perl and PL/Tcl allow users to write PostgreSQL functions in the
Perl and Tcl languages, and are installed in trusted mode by default. In
trusted mode, certain operations, such as operating system level access,
are restricted.

A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL enforced permission checks on
scripts written in PL/Perl. If the PL/Perl procedural language was
registered on a particular database, an authenticated database user running
a specially-crafted PL/Perl script could use this flaw to bypass intended
PL/Perl trusted mode restrictions, allowing them to run arbitrary Perl
scripts with the privileges of the database server. (CVE-2010-1169)

Red Hat would like to thank Tim Bunce for responsibly reporting the
CVE-2010-1169 flaw.

A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL enforced permission checks on
scripts written in PL/Tcl. If the PL/Tcl procedural language was registered
on a particular database, an authenticated database user running a
specially-crafted PL/Tcl script could use this flaw to bypass intended
PL/Tcl trusted mode restrictions, allowing them to run arbitrary Tcl
scripts with the privileges of the database server. (CVE-2010-1170)

These packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.4. Refer to the PostgreSQL
Release Notes for a list of changes:

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release.html

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues. If the postgresql service is running, it will
be automatically restarted after installing this update.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

582615 - CVE-2010-1169 PostgreSQL: PL/Perl Intended restriction bypass
583072 - CVE-2010-1170 PostgreSQL: PL/Tcl Intended restriction bypass

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.src.rpm

i386:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm

s390x:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postgresql84-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-contrib-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-debuginfo-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-devel-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-docs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
postgresql84-libs-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plperl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-plpython-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-pltcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-python-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-server-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-tcl-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
postgresql84-test-8.4.4-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1169.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1170.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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