Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3 vulnerability (USN-753-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly handle encoding
conversion failures. An attacker could exploit this by sending
specially crafted requests to PostgreSQL, leading to a denial of
service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37152 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34090

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0922