Oracle Linux 7 : postgresql (ELSA-2015-2078)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:2078 :

Updated postgresql packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
(DBMS).

A memory leak error was discovered in the crypt() function of the
pgCrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this
flaw to disclose a limited amount of the server memory.
(CVE-2015-5288)

A stack overflow flaw was discovered in the way the PostgreSQL core
server processed certain JSON or JSONB input. An authenticated
attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash the server backend by
sending specially crafted JSON or JSONB input. (CVE-2015-5289)

Please note that SSL renegotiation is now disabled by default. For
more information, please refer to PostgreSQL's 2015-10-08 Security
Update Release notes, linked to in the References section.

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues. If the postgresql service is running, it
will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-November/005547.html

Solution :

Update the affected postgresql packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86925 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5288
CVE-2015-5289

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