SUSE-SA:2002:038: postgresql

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13759


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:038 (postgresql).

The PostgreSQL Object-Relational DBMS was found vulnerable to several security related buffer overflow problems.
The buffer overflows are located in:
* handling long datetime input
* lpad() and rpad() function with multibyte
* repeat() function
* TZ and SET TIME ZONE environment variables These bugs could just be exploited by attackers who have access to the postgresql server to gain the privileges postgres user ID .

The PostgreSQL package is not installed by default.
A temporary fix is not known.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13759

File Name: suse_SA_2002_038.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0972