CentOS 6 : postgresql (CESA-2017:2860)
High Nessus Plugin ID 103706
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for postgresql is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS).
Security Fix(es) :
* It was found that authenticating to a PostgreSQL database account with an empty password was possible despite libpq's refusal to send an empty password. A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to gain access to database accounts with empty passwords. (CVE-2017-7546)
Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Ben de Graaff, Jelte Fennema, and Jeroen van der Ham as the original reporters.
SolutionUpdate the affected postgresql packages.