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) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 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).

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