PostgreSQL 8.4 < 8.4.17 / 9.0 < 9.0.13 / 9.1 < 9.1.9 / 9.2 < 9.2.4 Predictable Random Number Generator

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote database server is affected by an issue in the random number
generator.

Description :

The version of PostgreSQL installed on the remote host is 8.4.x prior
to 8.4.17, 9.0.x prior to 9.0.13, 9.1.x prior to 9.1.9, or 9.2.x prior
to 9.2.4. As such, it is potentially affected by an issue where random
numbers generated by contrib/pgcrypto functions may be easy for another
database user to guess.

See also :

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1456/
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-17.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/release-9-0-13.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/release-9-1-9.html
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/release-9-2-4.html
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0005.html

Solution :

Upgrade to PostgreSQL 8.4.17 / 9.0.13 / 9.1.9 / 9.2.4 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 65856 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58879

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1900