Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerability (USN-3564-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 106749


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


It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain temp files. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 106749

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3564-1.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/12

Modified: 2018/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7

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

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:17.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1053

OSVDB: 174391

USN: 3564-1