Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x srpm/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically
restarted after installing this update.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4ac0fea3

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86992 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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