Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerability (USN-1717-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sumit Soni discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled calling a
certain internal function with invalid arguments. An authenticated
attacker could use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting
in a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 and / or
postgresql-9.1 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64616 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57844

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0255