Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : perl-DBD-Pg (ELSA-2012-1116)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1116 :

An updated perl-DBD-Pg package that fixes two security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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.

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-July/002958.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-July/002959.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl-dbd-pg package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68585 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34755
34757
52378

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1151