Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 vulnerabilities (USN-876-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 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 certificates
with NULL characters in the Common Name field of X.509 certificates.
An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack
to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.
(CVE-2009-4034)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly manage
session-local state. A remote authenticated user could exploit this to
escalate priviliges within PostgreSQL. (CVE-2009-4136).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43622 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37333
37334

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4034
CVE-2009-4136

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