Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql8 (ALAS-2013-244)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An array index error, leading to a heap-based out-of-bounds buffer
read flaw, was found in the way PostgreSQL performed certain error
processing using enumeration types. An unprivileged database user
could issue a specially crafted SQL query that, when processed by the
server component of the PostgreSQL service, would lead to a denial of
service (daemon crash) or disclosure of certain portions of server
memory. (CVE-2013-0255)

A flaw was found in the way the pgcrypto contrib module of PostgreSQL
(re)initialized its internal random number generator. This could lead
to random numbers with less bits of entropy being used by certain
pgcrypto functions, possibly allowing an attacker to conduct other
attacks. (CVE-2013-1900)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b441c476

Solution :

Run 'yum update postgresql8' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70906 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0255
CVE-2013-1900