Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1461-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain bytes
passed to the crypt() function when using DES encryption. An attacker
could use this flaw to incorrectly handle authentication.
(CVE-2012-2143)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled SECURITY DEFINER
and SET attributes on procedural call handlers. An attacker could use
this flaw to cause PostgreSQL to crash, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2012-2655).

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 postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 and / or
postgresql-9.1 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59385 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53729

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2143
CVE-2012-2655