FreeBSD : databases/postgresql*-server -- multiple vulnerabilities (07234e78-e899-11e1-b38d-0023ae8e59f0)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group reports :

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group today released security
updates for all active branches of the PostgreSQL database system,
including versions 9.1.5, 9.0.9, 8.4.13 and 8.3.20. This update
patches security holes associated with libxml2 and libxslt, similar to
those affecting other open source projects. All users are urged to
update their installations at the first available opportunity

Users who are relying on the built-in XML functionality to validate
external DTDs will need to implement a workaround, as this security
patch disables that functionality. Users who are using xslt_process()
to fetch documents or stylesheets from external URLs will no longer be
able to do so. The PostgreSQL project regrets the need to disable both
of these features in order to maintain our security standards. These
security issues with XML are substantially similar to issues patched
recently by the Webkit (CVE-2011-1774), XMLsec (CVE-2011-1425) and
PHP5 (CVE-2012-0057) projects.

See also :

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1407/
http://www.nessus.org/u?3158a41e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61586 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3488
CVE-2012-3489

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