Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql93 / postgresql94 (ALAS-2018-1117)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119476

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VPR Score: 6.7


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 postgresql93' to update your system.

Run 'yum update postgresql94' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119476

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1117.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/07

Updated: 2020/06/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10915

ALAS: 2018-1117