SUSE SLES12 Security Update : postgresql94 (SUSE-SU-2018:3909-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119212

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for postgresql94 to 9.4.19 fixes the following security issue :

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).

A dump/restore is not required for this update unless you use the functions query_to_xml, cursor_to_xml, cursor_to_xmlschema, query_to_xmlschema, and query_to_xml_and_xmlschema. In this case please see the first entry of https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.4/static/release-9-4-18.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.

Solution

To 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-7-2018-2779=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-2779=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-2779=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-2779=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2779=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-2779=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-2779=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1104199

https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.4/static/release-9-4-18.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-10915/

http://www.nessus.org/u?62028ee3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119212

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3909-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/27

Modified: 2018/11/27

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: 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:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-contrib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-server-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10915