Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql92 (ALAS-2018-1080)

high Nessus Plugin ID 117604


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


A vulnerability was found in libpq, the default PostgreSQL client library where libpq failed to properly reset its internal state between connections. If an affected version of libpq were used with 'host' or 'hostaddr' connection parameters from untrusted input, attackers could bypass client-side connection security features, obtain access to higher privileged connections or potentially cause other impact through SQL injection, by causing the PQescape() functions to malfunction.(CVE-2018-10915)


Run 'yum update postgresql92' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117604

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1080.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/20/2018

Updated: 10/10/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-server-compat, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10915

ALAS: 2018-1080