November 14, 2003

Red Hat fixes vulnerabilities in four areas

Michael S. Mimoso writes "Red Hat has released patches for buffer overflow, remote code execution and denial-of-service vulnerabilities in several applications."

Red Hat recommends users upgrade to updated packages that address security vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL, stunnel, XFree64, and Zebra. The consequences of the vulnerabilities include denial of service, execution of arbitrary code and privilege escalation.

PostgreSQL is an open source database system. Its pg_to_ascii() function suffers from buffer overflow problems that could be exploited to cause denial of service or execution of arbitrary code.

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