Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13759
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe 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.