Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-DBD-Pg on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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
application. (CVE-2012-1151)

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
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f0453f4f

Solution :

Update the affected perl-DBD-Pg and / or perl-DBD-Pg-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61372 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1151