Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
postgresql (9.2.23).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that authenticating to a PostgreSQL
database account with an empty password was possible
despite libpq's refusal to send an empty password. A
remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to gain
access to database accounts with empty passwords.

- An authorization flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL
handled access to the pg_user_mappings view on foreign
servers. A remote, authenticated attacker could
potentially use this flaw to retrieve passwords from the
user mappings defined by the foreign server owners
without actually having the privileges to do so.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103244 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7546

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