Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 / 19.10 : postgresql-common vulnerability (USN-4194-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 131074

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Rich Mirch discovered that the postgresql-common pg_ctlcluster script incorrectly handled directory creation. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected postgresql-common package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4194-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131074

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4194-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/15/2019

Updated: 12/12/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/20/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3466

USN: 4194-1