FreeBSD : postgresql -- privilege escalation vulnerability (5d425189-7a03-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

John Heasman and others disovered that non-privileged users could use
the LOAD extension to load arbitrary libraries into the postgres
server process space. This could be used by non-privileged local users
to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the postgresql
server.

See also :

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2005-02/msg00000.php
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2005-01/msg00269.php
http://www.nessus.org/u?a0148b0c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18949 (freebsd_pkg_5d4251897a0311d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 12411

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0227

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