SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : PostgreSQL (SUSE-SU-2012:1336-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

PostgreSQL was updated to the latest stable release 8.1.23, fixing
various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- CVE-2012-3488: This update fixes arbitrary read and
write of files via XSL functionality.

- CVE-2012-2655: postgresql: denial of service (stack
exhaustion) via specially crafted SQL.

- CVE-2011-2483: crypt_blowfish was mishandling 8 bit
characters.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d6a8ab54
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3488.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3489.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/700876
https://bugzilla.novell.com/765069
https://bugzilla.novell.com/770193
https://bugzilla.novell.com/776523
http://www.nessus.org/u?9cf9ff4f

Solution :

Update the affected PostgreSQL packages

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83561 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49241
53812
55072
55074

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2483
CVE-2012-2655
CVE-2012-3488
CVE-2012-3489

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