Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql96 (ALAS-2017-908)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103755


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The pg_user_mappings view discloses passwords to users lacking server privileges :

An authorization flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL handled access to the pg_user_mappings view on foreign servers. A remote authenticated attacker could potentially use this flaw to retrieve passwords from the user mappings defined by the foreign server owners without actually having the privileges to do so. (CVE-2017-7547)

Empty password accepted in some authentication methods :

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)


Run 'yum update postgresql96' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103755

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-908.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/11

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql96-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7546, CVE-2017-7547

ALAS: 2017-908