Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2621-1)

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 :

Benkocs Norbert Attila discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled
authentication timeouts. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
cause the unauthenticated session to crash, possibly leading to a
security issue. (CVE-2015-3165)

Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain
standard library function return values, possibly leading to security
issues. (CVE-2015-3166)

Noah Misch discovered that the pgcrypto function could return
different error messages when decrypting using an incorrect key,
possibly leading to a security issue. (CVE-2015-3167).

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 postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3 and / or
postgresql-9.4 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83862 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74787
74789
74790

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3165
CVE-2015-3166
CVE-2015-3167

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