Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
postgresql (9.2.18).

Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL server handled
certain SQL statements containing CASE/WHEN commands. A
remote, authenticated attacker could use a specially
crafted SQL statement to cause PostgreSQL to crash or
disclose a few bytes of server memory or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5423)

- A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL client programs
handled database and role names containing newlines,
carriage returns, double quotes, or backslashes. By
crafting such an object name, roles with the CREATEDB or
CREATEROLE option could escalate their privileges to
superuser when a superuser next executes maintenance
with a vulnerable client program. (CVE-2016-5424)

Additional Changes :

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?48d5cc73

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95856 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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