Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql9 (ALAS-2012-91)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

The crypt_des (aka DES-based crypt) function in FreeBSD before
9.0-RELEASE-p2, as used in PHP, PostgreSQL, and other products, does
not process the complete cleartext password if this password contains
a 0x80 character, which makes it easier for context-dependent
attackers to obtain access via an authentication attempt with an
initial substring of the intended password, as demonstrated by a
Unicode password.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update postgresql9' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69698 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2143