Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : postgresql vulnerabilities (USN-568-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Nico Leidecker discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly restrict
dblink functions. An authenticated user could exploit this flaw to
access arbitrary accounts and execute arbitrary SQL queries.
(CVE-2007-3278, CVE-2007-6601)

It was discovered that the TCL regular expression parser used by
PostgreSQL did not properly check its input. An attacker could send
crafted regular expressions to PostgreSQL and cause a denial of
service via resource exhaustion or database crash. (CVE-2007-4769,
CVE-2007-4772, CVE-2007-6067)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL executed VACUUM and ANALYZE
operations within index functions with superuser privileges and also
allowed SET ROLE and SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION within index functions.
A remote authenticated user could exploit these flaws to gain
privileges. (CVE-2007-6600).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29978 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3278

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