RHEL 8 : libpq (RHSA-2020:5401)

high Nessus Plugin ID 144204
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2020:5401 advisory.

- postgresql: Reconnection can downgrade connection security settings (CVE-2020-25694)

- postgresql: psql's \gset allows overwriting specially treated variables (CVE-2020-25696)

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

Solution

Update the affected libpq and / or libpq-devel packages.

See Also

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/183.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/270.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/327.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25694

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25696

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5401

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1894423

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1894430

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144204

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2020-5401.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2020

Updated: 10/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, redhat_repos.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25696

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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 v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:8.4, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.4, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:8.4, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_tus:8.4, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libpq, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libpq-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2020

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2020:5401

IAVB: 2020-B-0069-S

CWE: 183, 270, 327