FreeBSD : PostgreSQL -- Denial-of-Service and Code Injection Vulnerabilities (ca16fd0b-5fd1-11e6-a6f2-6cc21735f730)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

PostgreSQL project reports :

Security Fixes nested CASE expressions + database and role names with
embedded special characters

- CVE-2016-5423: certain nested CASE expressions can cause the server
to crash.

- CVE-2016-5424: database and role names with embedded special
characters can allow code injection during administrative operations
like pg_dumpall.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bc1175a7

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92929 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5423
CVE-2016-5424

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