Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2894-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-0773)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain
configuration settings (GUCS) for users of PL/Java. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2016-0766).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88712 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0766
CVE-2016-0773

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