This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
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
See also :
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 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2143