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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104569

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2017-15098)

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3479-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104569

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3479-1.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/15

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/14

Reference Information

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

USN: 3479-1