SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : postgresql96 (SUSE-SU-2018:3377-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118387
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for postgresql96 to 9.6.10 fixes the following issues :
These security issues were fixed :
CVE-2018-10915: libpq failed to properly reset its internal state between connections. If an affected version of libpq was used with 'host' or 'hostaddr' connection parameters from untrusted input, attackers could have bypassed client-side connection security features, obtain access to higher privileged connections or potentially cause other impact SQL injection, by causing the PQescape() functions to malfunction (bsc#1104199)
CVE-2018-10925: Add missing authorization check on certain statements involved with 'INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE'. An attacker with 'CREATE TABLE' privileges could have exploited this to read arbitrary bytes server memory. If the attacker also had certain 'INSERT' and limited 'UPDATE' privileges to a particular table, they could have exploited this to update other columns in the same table (bsc#1104202)
For addition details please see https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/release-9-6-10.html
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-2427=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2427=1
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-2427=1