openSUSE Security Update : postgresql96 (openSUSE-2018-1278)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118448


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This 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

- 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

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected postgresql96 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118448

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1278.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/26

Modified: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-contrib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-libs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-plperl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-plperl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-plpython, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-plpython-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-pltcl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql96-test, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10915, CVE-2018-10925