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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An updated perl-DBD-Pg package that fixes two security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
Perl DBI is a database access Application Programming Interface (API)
for the Perl language. perl-DBD-Pg allows Perl applications to access
PostgreSQL database servers.
Two format string flaws were found in perl-DBD-Pg. A specially crafted
database warning or error message from a server could cause an
application using perl-DBD-Pg to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
All users of perl-DBD-Pg are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains a backported patch to fix these issues.
Applications using perl-DBD-Pg must be restarted for the update to
See also :
Update the affected perl-DBD-Pg and / or perl-DBD-Pg-debuginfo
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60124 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52378
CVE ID: CVE-2012-1151
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