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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0198 :
Updated postgresql84 packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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.
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL
processed certain tokens from a SQL query when the intarray module was
enabled on a particular database. An authenticated database user
running a specially crafted SQL query could use this flaw to cause a
temporary denial of service (postgres daemon crash) or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the database server.
Red Hat would like to thank Geoff Keating of the Apple Product
Security team for reporting this issue.
These updated postgresql84 packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version
8.4.7. Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a full list of
All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it
will be automatically restarted after installing this update.
See also :
Update the affected postgresql84 packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : false