Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2499-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Stephen Frost discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly displayed certain
values in error messages. An authenticated user could gain access to
seeing certain values, contrary to expected permissions.
(CVE-2014-8161)

Andres Freund, Peter Geoghegan and Noah Misch discovered that
PostgreSQL incorrectly handled buffers in to_char functions. An
authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0241)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory in the
pgcrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0243)

Emil Lenngren discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled extended
protocol message reading. An authenticated attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly inject query messages. (CVE-2015-0244).

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 : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81314 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72538
72540
72542
72543

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8161
CVE-2015-0241
CVE-2015-0243
CVE-2015-0244

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