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) 2010-2016 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 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).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/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