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) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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 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.

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43622 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37333

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4034