Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi discovered that PostgreSQL
incorrectly handled certain connection requests containing database
names starting with a dash. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
damage or destroy files within a server's data directory. This issue
only applied to Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10.
Marko Kreen discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly generated random
numbers. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to possibly
guess another database user's random numbers. (CVE-2013-1900)
Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain
privilege checks. An unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to
possibly interfere with in-progress backups. This issue only applied
to Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2013-1901).
Update the affected postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 and / or
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : true