This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
The pg_dump utility inserted object names literally into comments in
the SQL script it produces. An unprivileged database user could create
an object whose name includes a newline followed by a SQL command.
This SQL command might then be executed by a privileged user during
later restore of the backup dump, allowing privilege escalation.
When configured to do SSL certificate verification, PostgreSQL only
checked the first 31 characters of the certificate's Common Name
field. Depending on the configuration, this could allow an attacker to
impersonate a server or a client using a certificate from a trusted
Certificate Authority issued for a different name. (CVE-2012-0867)
CREATE TRIGGER did not do a permissions check on the trigger function
to be called. This could possibly allow an authenticated database user
to call a privileged trigger function on data of their choosing.
See also :
Run 'yum update postgresql8' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 69689 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0866CVE-2012-0867CVE-2012-0868
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.