VMware vFabric Postgres security updates
VMware Security Advisory
VMware vFabric Postgres releases address several security vulnerabilities
2. Relevant Releases
VMware vFabric Postgres 9.2.2 and earlier
VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1.6 and earlier
3. Problem Description
a. VMware vFabric Postgres security vulnerabilities
VMware vFabric Postgres has been updated to resolve several security issues that were found to be present in Postgres.
The most serious of these issues, CVE-2013-1899, allows for remote deletion of files from the vFabric Postgres data directory. In case vFabric Postgres is not listening for external incoming traffic the issue cannot be exploited remotely.
Disallowing incoming external traffic will mitigate the issue for CVE-2013-1899. Details can be found in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/runtime-config-connection.html.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-1899, CVE-2013-1900 and CVE-2013-1901 to these issues.
Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.
Replace with / Apply Patch
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
VMware vFabric Postgres
6. Change log
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1.9 and VMware vFabric Postgres 9.2.4 on 2013-04-04.
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