This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-08
(PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)
PostgreSQL's contains several vulnerabilities:
John Heasman discovered that the LOAD extension is vulnerable to
local privilege escalation (CAN-2005-0227).
It is possible to bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions
The PL/PgSQL parser is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow
The intagg contrib module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service
An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the PostgreSQL server, bypass security restrictions and
crash the server.
There is no know workaround at this time.
See also :
All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16445 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-08.nasl)
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & moreBuy Nessus Professional Now