PostgreSQL < 8.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of PostgreSQL installed on the
remote host may suffer from the following vulnerabilities :

- Character Conversion Vulnerability
Unprivileged users can call functions supporting client-
server character set conversion from SQL commands even
though those functions do not validate their arguments.

- tsearch2 Vulnerability
If installed, the 'contrib/tsearch2' module permits
users
to at a minimum crash the backend because it misdeclares
several functions as returning type 'internal' when in
fact they do not have any 'internal' argument.

See also :

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.315
http://www.nessus.org/u?7969c3a5

Solution :

Implement the changes described in the PostgreSQL advisory or upgrade
to 8.0.3.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 18202 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13475
13476

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1409
CVE-2005-1410