Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2772-1)

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

Description :

Josh Kupershmidt discovered the pgCrypto extension could expose
several bytes of server memory if the crypt() function was provided a
too-short salt. An attacker could use this flaw to read private data.

Oskari Saarenmaa discovered that the json and jsonb handlers could
exhaust available stack space. An attacker could use this flaw to
perform a denial of service attack. This issue only affected Ubuntu
14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-5289).

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 : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86416 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5288

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