FreeBSD : PostgreSQL -- Security Fixes for Regular Expressions, PL/Java. (e8b6605b-d29f-11e5-8458-6cc21735f730)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

PostgreSQL project reports :

Security Fixes for Regular Expressions, PL/Java

- CVE-2016-0773: This release closes security hole CVE-2016-0773, an
issue with regular expression (regex) parsing. Prior code allowed
users to pass in expressions which included out-of-range Unicode
characters, triggering a backend crash. This issue is critical for
PostgreSQL systems with untrusted users or which generate regexes
based on user input.

- CVE-2016-0766: The update also fixes CVE-2016-0766, a privilege
escalation issue for users of PL/Java. Certain custom configuration
settings (GUCS) for PL/Java will now be modifiable only by the
database superuser

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88731 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0766

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