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Debian: Security update for PostgreSQL

Sumit Soni discovered that PostgreSQL,an object-relational SQL database, could be forced to crash when an internal function was called with invalid arguments, resulting in denial of service.

Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2630-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 20, 2013                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : postgresql-8.4
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-0255

Sumit Soni discovered that PostgreSQL,an object-relational SQL database, 
could be forced to crash when an internal function was called with 
invalid arguments, resulting in denial of service.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.16-0squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.16-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.4.16-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-8.4 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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