[ubuntu/xenial-updates] postgresql-9.5 9.5.23-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 (Accepted)

Ubuntu Archive Robot cjwatson+ubuntu-archive-robot at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Tue Aug 25 12:28:22 UTC 2020

postgresql-9.5 (9.5.23-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) xenial-security; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release (LP: #1892335).
    - Make contrib modules' installation scripts more secure (Tom Lane)

      Attacks similar to those described in CVE-2018-1058 could be carried out
      against an extension installation script, if the attacker can create
      objects in either the extension's target schema or the schema of some
      prerequisite extension.  Since extensions often require superuser
      privilege to install, this can open a path to obtaining superuser
      privilege.  To mitigate this risk, be more careful about the search_path
      used to run an installation script; disable check_function_bodies within
      the script; and fix catalog-adjustment queries used in some contrib
      modules to ensure they are secure.  Also provide documentation to help
      third-party extension authors make their installation scripts secure.
      This is not a complete solution; extensions that depend on other
      extensions can still be at risk if installed carelessly.

    - Details about these and many further changes can be found at:

Date: 2020-08-20 18:09:27.336808+00:00
Changed-By: Christian Ehrhardt  <christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com>
Signed-By: Ubuntu Archive Robot <cjwatson+ubuntu-archive-robot at chiark.greenend.org.uk>
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