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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-12
(PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)
PostgreSQL gives public EXECUTE access to a number of character
conversion routines, but doesn't validate the given arguments
(CAN-2005-1409). It has also been reported that the contrib/tsearch2
module of PostgreSQL misdeclares the return value of some functions as
An attacker could call the character conversion routines with specially
setup arguments to crash the backend process of PostgreSQL or to
potentially gain administrator rights. A malicious user could also call
the misdeclared functions of the contrib/tsearch2 module, resulting in
a Denial of Service or other, yet uninvestigated, impacts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All PostgreSQL users should update to the latest available version and
follow the guide at http://www.postgresql.o
# 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: 18271 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-12.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1409CVE-2005-1410
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