Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql94 (ALAS-2020-1441)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 141992

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2020-1441 advisory.

- A flaw was discovered in postgresql versions 9.4.x before 9.4.24, 9.5.x before 9.5.19, 9.6.x before 9.6.15, 10.x before 10.10 and 11.x before 11.5 where arbitrary SQL statements can be executed given a suitable SECURITY DEFINER function. An attacker, with EXECUTE permission on the function, can execute arbitrary SQL as the owner of the function. (CVE-2019-10208)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update postgresql94' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 141992

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1441.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/28

Updated: 2020/10/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-10208

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/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: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: 2020/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-10208

ALAS: 2020-1441