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Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

RHSA-2004-489: rh Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rh packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated rh-postgresql packages that fix various bugs are now available.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system
(DBMS) that supports almost all SQL constructs (including transactions,
subselects, and user-defined types and functions).

Trustix has identified improper temporary file usage in the
make_oidjoins_check script. It is possible that a possible hacker could
overwrite arbitrary file contents as the user running the
make_oidjoins_check script. This script has been removed from the RPM file
since it has no use to ordinary users. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0977 to
this issue.

Additionally, the following non-security issues have been addressed:

- Fixed a low probability risk for loss of recently committed transactions.

- Fixed a low probability risk for loss of older data due to failure to
update transaction status.

- A lock file problem that sometimes prevented automatic restart after a
system crash has been fixed.

All users of rh-postgresql should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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