SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : postgresql12 (SUSE-SU-2020:3463-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 143859



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for postgresql12 fixes the following issues :

Upgrade to version 12.5 :

- CVE-2020-25695, bsc#1178666: Block DECLARE CURSOR ...
WITH HOLD and firing of deferred triggers within index expressions and materialized view queries.

- CVE-2020-25694, bsc#1178667: a) Fix usage of complex connection-string parameters in pg_dump, pg_restore, clusterdb, reindexdb, and vacuumdb. b) When psql's \connect command re-uses connection parameters, ensure that all non-overridden parameters from a previous connection string are re-used.

- CVE-2020-25696, bsc#1178668: Prevent psql's \gset command from modifying specially-treated variables.

- Fix recently-added timetz test case so it works when the USA is not observing daylight savings time.



Stop building the mini and lib packages as they are now coming from postgresql13.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-SP2-2020-3463=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2020-3463=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 143859

File Name: suse_SU-2020-3463-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2020

Updated: 5/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25696


Risk Factor: High

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25695

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libecpg6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libecpg6-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpq5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpq5-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpq5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-contrib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-plperl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-plperl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-plpython, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-plpython-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-pltcl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-server-devel-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25694, CVE-2020-25695, CVE-2020-25696

IAVB: 2020-B-0069-S