[USN-4194-2] postgresql-common vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Dec 3 19:28:58 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4194-2
December 03, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
postgresql-common could be made to create arbitrary directories.
- postgresql-common: PostgreSQL database-cluster manager
USN-4194-1 fixed a vulnerability in postgresql-common. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Rich Mirch discovered that the postgresql-common pg_ctlcluster script
incorrectly handled directory creation. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to escalate privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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