ALAS-2012-091


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2012-91
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-14 16:21 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2012-2143 

Issue Overview:

The crypt_des (aka DES-based crypt) function in FreeBSD before 9.0-RELEASE-p2, as used in PHP, PostgreSQL, and other products, does not process the complete cleartext password if this password contains a 0x80 character, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain access via an authentication attempt with an initial substring of the intended password, as demonstrated by a Unicode password.


Affected Packages:

postgresql9


Issue Correction:
Run yum update postgresql9 to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    postgresql9-debuginfo-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-server-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-libs-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-test-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-contrib-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-plpython-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-plperl-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-devel-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-pltcl-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686
    postgresql9-docs-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.i686

src:
    postgresql9-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    postgresql9-server-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-test-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-plpython-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-contrib-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-docs-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-libs-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-devel-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-debuginfo-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-pltcl-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64
    postgresql9-plperl-9.1.4-1.21.amzn1.x86_64