Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 vulnerabilities (USN-942-1)

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 the Safe.pm module as used by PostgreSQL did
not properly restrict PL/perl procedures. If PostgreSQL was configured
to use Perl stored procedures, a remote authenticated attacker could
exploit this to execute arbitrary Perl code. (CVE-2010-1169)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly check permissions
to restrict PL/Tcl procedures. If PostgreSQL was configured to use Tcl
stored procedures, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this
to execute arbitrary Tcl code. (CVE-2010-1170)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly check privileges
during certain RESET ALL operations. A remote authenticated attacker
could exploit this to remove all special parameter settings for a user
or database. (CVE-2010-1975).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46700 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40215

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1168
CVE-2010-1169
CVE-2010-1170
CVE-2010-1975