Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql92 / postgresql93,postgresql94 (ALAS-2017-931)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Privilege escalation flaws were found in the initialization scripts of
PostgreSQL. A remote attacker with access to the postgres user account
could use these flaws to obtain root access on the server machine.(

Invalid json_populate_recordset or jsonb_populate_recordset function
calls in PostgreSQL can crash the server or disclose a few bytes of
server memory.(CVE-2017-15098)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update postgresql92' to update your system.

Run 'yum update postgresql93' to update your system.

Run 'yum update postgresql94' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 105055 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-12172

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