Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerabilities (USN-3479-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104569


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


David Rowley discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory when processing certain JSON functions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information.

Dean Rasheed discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly enforced SELECT privileges when processing INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE commands.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5 and / or postgresql-9.6 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104569

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3479-1.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/15/2017

Updated: 1/12/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15098, CVE-2017-15099

USN: 3479-1