Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the PostgreSQL handling code for regular expressions. A
remote attacker could use a specially crafted regular expression to
cause PostgreSQL to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-0773)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?63008dd6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89099 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0773

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