Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5, postgresql-9.6 vulnerability (USN-3589-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 107192


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


It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain settings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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: High

ID: 107192

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3589-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1058

USN: 3589-1

IAVB: 2018-B-0035